Practical Nursing

Practical NursingThe Practical Nursing program prepares you to function as a nurse who has the knowledge and skills to utilize the nursing process in the provision of care for individuals, families, or communities with basic health care needs. You will receive hands–on training in the classroom and at supervised clinical experiences. After program completion, you will be able to apply for admission to the Indian Hills Associate Degree Nursing program (Level II), or be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX–PN) and work as a licensed practical nurse.

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa and Centerville
Entry: Summer or Winter Term
Length: 4 terms (12 months)
Program: Diploma

View the appropriate Course Plan below:
Practical Nursing

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Becca Ellingson RN, MSN, Nursing Chair
phone: (641) 683-5162 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5162

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