2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Practical Nursing, TC

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Program Overview

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct patient bedside care such as personal hygiene, treatments and medication administration. The Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing program begins in fall every year and combines theory instruction with clinical experiences. The one-year full-time program is accredited by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Upon completion, the student may apply for eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

- A total of 49-54 credit hours are required.

- This degree requires summer courses and special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

- Saisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

- A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average is required for graduation. 

Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Fall - PN Semester One

Complete all 24 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  HIMT 1301  Medical Terminology 3    
  NURS 1105  Clinical Nursing I 5    
  NURS 1112  Nursing Care of Adults I 12    
  NURS 1704  Body Structure and Function* 4    

*BIOL 1303/1103 OR BIOL 1304/1104 AND BIOL 1305/1105 may be substituted for NURS 1704


Spring - PN Semester Two

Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  NURS 1201  Mental Health Nursing 1    
  NURS 1205  Clinical Nursing II 5    
  NURS 1208  Nursing Care of Adults II 8    
  NURS 1702  Nutrition in Health and Illness** 2    

** HLSC 2300  may be substituted for NURS 1702  


Summer - PN Semester Three

Complete all 9 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  NURS 1302  Clinical Nursing III 2    
  NURS 1304  Nursing Care of Mothers, Infants, and Children 4    
  NURS 1503  Nursing Process/Course Review 3    


Total 49-54 Credit Hours

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