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Practical Nursing - PN12 Diploma

Program Description: The Practical Nursing diploma program is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.

Locations Offered:
Valdosta
Ben Hill Irwin
Coffee

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing program
  • Students are accepted to the program based on a competitive admissions process. Program-specific competitive admission requirements are available online.
  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
  • One year expiration on PNSG 2010 when taken in Advance Patient Care Assistant

This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Summer semester on the Valdosta campus; it begins each Fall semester on the Ben Hill campus and each Spring semester on the Coffee campus.
  • Beginning in 2020, this program will begin each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta campus. The program will continue to begin each Fall semester on the Ben Hill-Irwin campus and each Spring semester on the Coffee Campus.

Gainful Employment Information
Curriculum
General Core Courses 57
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 48
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
PNSG 2010 Intro. to Pharmacology and Clinical Calculations 2
PNSG 2030 Nursing Fundamentals 6
PNSG 2035 Nursing Fundamentals Clinical 2
PNSG 2210 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 4
PNSG 2220 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4
PNSG 2230 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4
PNSG 2240 Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 4
PNSG 2250 Maternity Nursing 3
PNSG 2255 Maternity Nursing Clinical 1
PNSG 2310 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical I 2
PNSG 2320 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical II 2
PNSG 2330 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical III 2
PNSG 2340 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical IV 2
PNSG 2410 Nursing Leadership 1
PNSG 2415 Nursing Leadership Clinical 2
Faculty & Staff
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Practical Nursing Instructor

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Practical Nursing Instructor

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Practical Nursing Instructor

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Practical Nursing Instructor

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Practical Nursing Instructor

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Practical Nursing Instructor, Valdosta Campus


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