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Practical Nursing

  • Welcome

    Nursing has proven to be a recession-proof occupation for decades, and the nation is still experiencing a shortage of nurses. SCC's Practical Nursing program is a great start to gaining the skills necessary to care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. SCC's program will prepare students for entry-level positions in the industry.

    Overview

    nlnLogo_webThe 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.

    ACEN-Seal-Color-Web_144 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

    Program Goals

    Mission

    The mission of the Practical Nursing program is to prepare the graduate with the knowledge, principles, skills and attitudes needed to function as an entry-level nurse. The program enables the graduate to continue their education for advanced certification or higher 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 $16.70 per hour.

    View Gainful Employment Information in this Program of Study.

    Starting Terms

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