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Lake Superior State University

Certificate: Practical Nursing

Program Description

The certificate of practical nursing provides students with the necessary skills and training to provide safe and competent care to patients and qualifies students to write the required licensure examinations for practical nursing. Course work can be completed in 4 semesters of full-time study.

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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (37 Credits)

  • PNUR101 Introduction to Practical Nursing I 2
  • PNUR102 Drugs and Dosages 3
  • PNUR104 Introduction to Practical Nursing II 2
  • PNUR107 Understanding Clinical Nutrition Lab for Practical Nurses 1
  • PNUR113 Fundamentals to Practical Nursing 7
  • PNUR201 Medical Surgical Practical Nursing 10
  • PNUR202 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Practical Nursing 2
  • PNUR203 OB Practical Nursing 5
  • PNUR204 Pediatric Practical Nursing 5

Support Courses (10-11 Credits)

  • BIOL105 Function of the Human Body 4
  • HLTH208 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
  • PSYC155 Lifespan Development 3
  • MATH086 Introductory Algebra III 1

A minimum of 47 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. 

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