Southeastern Community College

Nursing - Practical Nursing and Associate Nursing Degree

Nursing is one of the most trusted healthcare professions. Those interested in entering nursing should be caring and compassionate, responsible, detail-oriented and have the ability to manage stress in dealing with patients and families with acute and chronic diseases.

The majority of the nursing workforce today consists of LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) and RNs (Registered Nurses). SCCs nursing program offers an educational program for each of these options.

Licensed Practical Nurses work primarily in long-term care settings, physicians offices, clinics and home health care. Nursing professionals work daytime, evening, night, and weekend hours.

Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the practical nursing diploma option the student is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure examination (NCLEXPN) for practical nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN will allow the individual to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Diploma requirements the student may also advance to the Associate Degree Nurse career option. Students receiving the PN Diploma and passing the licensure examination may work as an LPN while pursuing the Associate Degree in
Nursing.

The Associate Degree in Nursing builds upon the foundations of practical nursing. The associate
degree nurse is responsible for the management of patient and family nursing care in which the needs are more complex. The associate degree nurse also utilizes the nursing process, advanced clinical skills, and leadership to promote and facilitate health across the lifespan. The associate degree nurse works in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health care,
long-term care facilities, and community and public health settings.

Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the associate of applied science degree the student is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN will allow the individual to practice as a Registered Nurse.

 
 Summer SemesterLec.Lab.Credit
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3 0 3
  PNN-160 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE 2 0 2
  PNN-220 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING I 2 0 2
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 707
 
 Fall Semester
  PNN-534 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I 8 13 12.5
  PSY-121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 0 3
*BIO-180 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3 2 4
*BIO-186 MICROBIOLOGY      
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 141519.5
 
 Spring Semester
  PNN-311 PN ISSUES AND TRENDS 1 0 1
  PNN-535 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II 8 12 12
*BIO-180 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3 2 4
*BIO-186 MICROBIOLOGY      
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 121417
 
 Summer Semester
  ADN-145 ROLE TRANSITION 1 0 1
  ADN-221 PHARMACOLOGY II 2 0 2
  PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 0 3
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 606
 
 Fall Semester
  ADN-641 NURSING III 8 19 14.5
  SOC-110 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3 0 3
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 111917.5
 
 Spring Semester
  ADN-311 RN ISSUES AND TRENDS 1 0 1
  ADN-642 NURSING IV 8 18 14
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 91815

* Choose 1 class from the group of available classes for this semester.

 

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