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The Practical Nursing (PN) curriculum is designed to afford the student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to provide supervised health care across the lifespan to individuals and families in a variety of settings.
Graduates of the PN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The PN program is approved by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina.
Admission: Acceptance into Piedmont Technical College’s PN program is competitive and is limited to 32 students to begin fall and spring semesters. See the college calendar or website for application dates.
Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission into the PN program:
*These requirements will not prepare PN graduates to continue their nursing education in the ADN program. Students interested in continuing their education in the ADN program should take the biology needed for the ADN program.
Upon acceptance into the major coursework of the PN program, it will take three (3) semesters to complete the program.
For important, detailed information about applying to the clinical program and TEAS testing, please go to Health Care Resources.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES||Credit Hours|
|BIO 112||Basic Anatomy and Physiology||4.0|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3.0|
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics
or MAT 110 College Algebra
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|PNR 110||Fundamentals of Nursing||5.0|
|PNR 128||Medical/Surgical Nursing I||7.0|
|PNR 154||Maternal/Infant/Child Nursing||5.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION|
|PNR 138||Medical/Surgical Nursing II||7.0|
|PNR 170||Nursing of the Older Adult||2.0|
|PNR 183||Special Topics in Practical Nursing||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours||45.0|
A Diploma in Practical Nursing provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to provide supervised health care to individuals and families across the life span and prepare them to take the NCLEX-PN.
1. Patient centered care
2. Teamwork and collaboration
3. Evidence based practice
4. Quality improvement