Practical Nursing Curriculum

The curriculum below is the most current information available. To browse curriculum from the current academic year and past years, please view our Academic Catalogs. If you are a current student with questions about your course requirements, please speak with your advisor or refer to your Degree Audit Report (DARS) in eServices.

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Flexible options:

2-Semester Option: Start fall or spring semester. Requires 19 credits of general education courses the first semester and 17 credits of nursing courses second semester. Classroom, lab, clinical, homework estimated time is 50-60 hours per week. Sample curriculum below shows completion in 2 semesters.

3-Semester Option: Start fall or spring semester. Requires 10 credits of general education courses the first semester, 12 credits of nursing courses second semester and 14 credits of nursing courses the third semester. Classroom, lab, clinical, homework estimated time is 40-50 hours per week.

4-Semester Evenings and Weekends Option: Start in the fall and complete by end of fall semester the following year (fall, spring, summer, fall). Requires completion of general education courses the first fall semester (offered online and on-campus) and then completion of the nursing courses in the spring, summer and second fall semesters. Classroom, lab, clinical, homework estimated time is 30-40 hours per week.

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SEMTERMCOURSE NO.COURSE TITLECREDITSCLASS HOURS
PER WEEK
1 BIOL1416Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology34
1 COMM1435Interpersonal Communication33
1 ITEC1445Personal Computer Skills11
1 PNSG1100Medical Terminology11
1 PNSG1105Fundamentals of Nursing57
1 PNSG1110Pharmacology11
1 PNSG1115Geriatric Nursing34
1 PNSG1120Clinical I26
   Semester Total1928
2 PNSG1130Adult Health45
2 PNSG1135Psychosocial Nursing11
2 PNSG1140Maternal & Child Health34
2 PNSG1145Role Transition11
2 PNSG1150Clinical II515
2 PSYC1405Life-Span Psychology33
   Semester Total1729
   Program Total3656

Note: AAS degrees must have Gen. Ed. courses from three goal areas and AS degrees from six goal areas of the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Visit with advisor or refer to Degree Audit Report for elective options.

This course sequence is an example.