Practical Nurse

Contact Us

DT Campus

Brenda Alton
Program Technician
253.680.7316

Dan Eberle
Career Advisor
253.680.7010

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon- Thu, 6:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and
Fri, 7 - 11 a.m.

LPN program
Please attend a mandatory Information Session on the first and third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. in the advising office at the Downtown Campus.

Students prepare for careers as licensed practical nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical activities are an integral part of this program which is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. During the clinical phase, students demonstrate nursing competencies under supervision at clinical sites and improve skills by working with a healthcare professional in a preceptorship role. Graduates are required to pass the Washington State Practical Nursing licensing exam to practice as licensed practical nurses in Washington state. Prior to licensing exam, applicant will need to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent.

Program Length: Four quarters (approximate)

College application fee is $50, and Practical Nurse application fee is $50, for a combined $100 fee.

Prerequisites 
(You cannot apply unless all prerequisites have been met.)

Applicants must:

  1. Pass a clear national criminal background check covering Washington state.
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  2. Obtain medical and dental clearance.
  3. Pass a drug screen.
  4. Provide documentary evidence of current immunizations, medical insurance (illness and injury), Health Care Provider CPR.
  5. Possess current liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million.
  6. AIDS/HIV training - seven hours.

Learn more about our Health/Science continuing education courses, such as the Nursing Assistant Program.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 112-120 Credits

General education requirements must be completed before enrolling in the PNUR coursework. Each required course must be completed with a 3.0 or higher.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

BIOL& 241 Human A & P I
BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2
BIOL& 260 Microbiology
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications
CTNA 101 Nursing Assistant Certified *
ENGL& 101 English Composition
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology
100+ Level Mathematics **

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(All PNUR coursework must be completed with a 3.2 grade or better.)

REQUIRED COURSEWORK
Medical Surgical Nursing I
CREDITS

PNUR 102 Basic Nutrition
PNUR 103 Nursing Math/Pharmacology
PNUR 105 Personal Vocational Relationships I
PNUR 106 Nursing Fundamentals I
PNUR 107 Principles of Geriatric/Medical Surgical Nursing

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK

Medical Surgical Nursing II

CREDITS

PNUR 122 Personal Vocational Relationships II
PNUR 123 Respiratory Care
PNUR 126 Cardiovascular Disorders
PNUR 127 Nursing Fundamentals II
PNUR 128 Clinical I
PNUR 220 Endocrinology/Care of the Diabetic Patient

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK
Medical Surgical Nursing III
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PNUR 130 Nursing Simulation Lab
PNUR 131 Mental Health Issues
PNUR 136 Gastrointestinal
PNUR 137 Genitourinary
PNUR 139 Clinical II
PNUR 140 Advanced Clinical II
PNUR 232 Newborn/Maternal/Reproductive Nursing
PNUR 233 Orthopedics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK
Medical Surgical Nursing IV
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PNUR 144 Legal/Boundaries
PNUR 145 Clinical III
PNUR 147 Preceptorship
PNUR 148 Pediatrics
PNUR 149 Neurology/Ophthalmology/Audiology
PNUR 150 Perioperative Nursing

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* This course may be waived with active proof of NAC license or proof of completion of NAC Skills Set training.

**Students should consult with the program director for guidance in determining the appropriate math course.