Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate

What Follows is the Program Outline.

This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

This is a limited admission program.

Fall semester, first year

ALH 1002Human Growth & Development Workers


BIO 1007Anatomy & Physiology I


BIO 1009Microbiology


NUR 1200Foundations of The Nursing Profession


NUR 1100Foundations of Medication Administration


Spring semester, first year

ALH 1000Introduction To Nutrition


BIO 1008Anatomy & Physiology II


ENG 1001English Composition I


PSY 1000General Psychology


NUR 1210Mental Health Nursing


NUR 1211Holistic Nursing I


Summer semester, first year

NUR 1220Role of The Licensed Practical Nurse


NUR 1221Holistic Medical/Surgical Nursing for The Practical Nurse.


Total Credit Hours:49

Total Credit Hours: 49

Students are encouraged to see a counselor for admission and application information for the Nursing program. Students are also encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session, call (815) 224-0439 for details.

Although the program is designed to be completed in two semesters and a summer, it is highly recommended that students complete most, if not all non-nursing courses prior to the start of the first Nursing course. If not, all non-nursing, general education courses, must be completed prior to or concurrently with the nursing courses with which they are listed in the curriculum pattern. Failure to complete these general education courses will result in a student being ineligible for graduation and ineligible to take the NCLEX exam for licensure.

All nursing and non-nursing courses must be completed with a "C" or better. Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program is required for admission into Nursing Program. SFC 1000 and ALH 1001 are recommended.

Most nursing courses (NUR) are 8 weeks in length, 4 days a week. There is no evening or part-time program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a limited admission program that requires a separate application process. The above excerpts have been taken from the IVCC Nursing Admission Handbook, Please refer to that document for all application, admission, and retention information. All students will be required to have a criminal background check and a drug test prior to starting the program. A felony may prevent you from becoming licensed and/or working in a health care profession.

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360.