Nursing (LPN Track)DIPLOMA, 39 CREDITS
The Practical Nursing Program at Riverland Community College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will integrate general education, including science coursework, with the discipline of nursing coursework (PNUR) as the basis for nursing practice and ongoing life-long learning.
The Practical Nursing Program will prepare the student with the knowledge, skills, and values of a practical nurse (PN) for entry-level practice. The student will then be eligible to take the licensing examination for the licensed practical nurse (NCLEX-PN). The student is eligible to enter practice when licensed and/or may apply to the MANE A.S. Degree/BSN program with advanced standing in following years.
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:
Program Starts: Full-time option (Fall); Part-time option (Spring)
Course Plan: Full-time option (3 semesters); Part-time option (4 semesters)
Faculty: Marlene Wipplinger Ellen Goslee Kara DeLaFosse Jane McKinley Judy Thurnau Melissa Miller Pat Parsons Patricia Kisley Laura Beasley Marlene Wipplinger Ellen Goslee Kara DeLaFosse Jane McKinley Judy Thurnau Melissa Miller Pat Parsons Patricia Kisley Laura Beasley Marlene Wipplinger Ellen Goslee Kara DeLaFosse Jane McKinley Melissa Miller Judy Thurnau Pat Parsons Patricia Kisley Nicole Nelson
For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Nursing (LPN Track) program page at riverland.edu.
Prerequisites (10 credits)
Required Core Courses (29 credits)