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Nursing, Practical (PN)

Applications for the Practical Nursing program are accepted throughout the year, with a new class beginning each fall.

PN Curriculum

When student has been officially accepted into the Practical Nursing program, each student will take these courses:

PNN110 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3 credits Fall Term 1 (8 weeks)
PNN231 Pharmacology 3 credits Fall Term 1 (8 weeks)
PNN111 Fundamentals of Nursing II 3.5 credits Fall Term 2 (8 weeks)
PNN500 Leadership & Professional Nursing 1 credit Fall Term 2 (8 weeks)
PNN403 Mental Health Concepts 2 credits Fall Term 2 (8 weeks)
PNN520 Nursing Care of the Adult Client I 4 credits Spring Term 1 (8 weeks)
PNN412 Introduction to Pediatrics 2.5 credits Spring Term 1 (8 weeks)
PNN424 Introduction to Obstetrics 2 credits Spring Term 2 (8 weeks)
PNN525 Nursing Care of the Adult Client II 4 credits Spring Term 2 (8 weeks)
PNN530 Adult Client III 3.5 credits Summer Term (5 weeks)
PNN540 Leadership Clinical Experience 1 credit Summer Term (5 weeks)

Clinical Requirements

Practical Nursing students must complete clinical rotations while in the program. The total number of clinical hours required for the entire Practical Nursing program is broken down between six different clinical rotations and a preceptorship at the end of the program. Each student will gain clinical experience in the areas of Medical Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Geriatrics in both the hospital and long-term care settings. Clinical rotations are taught by full-time nursing faculty and adjunct clinical nursing faculty.

Degree(s) Awarded

Nursing Advisor

Valerie Ruiz

Valerie Ruiz

Valerie Ruiz joined Iowa Valley in August 2011. Prior to arriving she attended Marshalltown Community College earning an Associate in Arts D...

Valerie Ruiz joined Iowa Valley in August 2011. Prior to arriving she attended Marshalltown Community College earning an Associate in Arts Degree in 2007. She then pursed her Bachelor of Arts degree and double majored in Finance and Banking and Business Management in 2009. Valerie is a current Iowa State graduate student working towards her...

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