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Practical Nursing

  • Welcome

    ACEN-Seal-Color-Web_144The job outlook in the field of nursing is robust. Let SCC help you become an Licensed Practical Nurse, and your opportunities are endless.

    SCC's Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

    Overview

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. All tuition, fees, books and related costs are the responsibility of the student.
    2. If you are taking the part-time track, you must attend clinical and lab in Lincoln, Beatrice, Geneva/Milford or Falls City, Nebraska.

    Program Outcomes:

    The graduate practical nurse is prepared to:

    1. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care using the nursing process to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of the individual.
    2. Communicate (oral and written) effectively to establish relationships with the patient, families, significant others, health care team members and the community.
    3. Practice entry level nursing under the direction of a registered nurse or a licensed practitioner.
    4. Assess the health status and culture of individuals throughout the lifespan, identifying their needs and contributing to formation of the nursing diagnosis/patient problems.
    5. Provide safe, evidence based care by creating a caring environment conducive to safety and health.
    6. Direct and assign nursing interventions that may be performed by others.
    7. Accept accountability for nursing actions by functioning within one’s educational preparation, the state’s scope of practice, and the nursing code of ethics.
    8. Accept responsibility for personal and professional growth integrating evidence based practice.

    Criminal Background Check

    A Criminal Background Check is required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this Criminal Background Check. Criminal background check will be completed in the first term of the nursing program.

    Drug and Alcohol Testing

    Students admitted to a Health Sciences program at Southeast Community College that requires a clinical rotation at a contracted healthcare facility are required to submit to initial drug and alcohol testing prior to the first clinical rotation. Drug and alcohol testing will be completed in the first term of the nursing program.

    How to get started


    The next full-time admission will be for the Fall 2020 with applications open February 1st, 2020-March 15th, 2020 with notification on April 15th or after. The next part-time admission will be for the Spring 2021.

    Mission

    The mission of the Practical Nursing Program at Southeast Community College is to offer a course of study that prepares the graduate with the knowledge, principles, skills, and attitudes to function as an entry-level practical nurse. The program enables the graduate to continue their education for advanced certification or high education.

    Employment Outlook

    According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the expected growth in the nursing field is 25 percent during the next 10 years. SCC graduates report an average starting salary of $36,816 annually.

    Starting Term(s)

    Fall, Spring terms.

    Please call Admissions Office.
    Beatrice Campus 402-228-8214 or
    Lincoln Campus 402-437-2600.

    View your calendar conversion plan.