The Practical Nursing program offers concentrated basic study
and laboratory/clinical practice in nursing fundamentals. The program
teaches students the concepts, principles, skills and attitudes
needed to become practical nurses who can work with patients
throughout a life-span. Students will gain knowledge in
medical-surgical, maternal-child and geriatric nursing. Our faculty
facilitate clinical experience in area health care agencies providing hands-on clinical experience in a variety of
health care facilities for our students. SCC instructors provide close supervision
and guidance in the clinical settings.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org; and approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible
to apply to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination and
become licensed practical nurses by successfully passing the exam.
After licensure, LPNs work in a variety of settings, including
hospitals, long-term care, clinics and home health care. For
students interested in advanced study, SCC transfer agreements with
public and private four-year colleges and universities allow the
transfer of SCC credits. However, if students know the institution
to which they will transfer, it is their responsibility to check
with an appropriate advisor at the four-year school to determine
the best course selection for transfer.
Please note: Misdemeanor or felony
convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license.
Contact the State Board of Nursing with questions.
Also note: If you are taking the part-time
track, you must attend clinicals in person, in Lincoln, Beatrice,
Geneva or Falls City.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
Get started by reading our Health Science program admission requirements.
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 $16.70 per hour.
View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.
The graduate practical nurse is prepared to: