Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and build upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a Diploma. This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate course- work is listed below.

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  • Practical Nursing Diploma (D45660)
Course Requirements for Practical Nursing Diploma

Curriculum Code: D45660

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 106* Introduction to Anat/Phys/Micro 2 2 0 3
CIS 111* Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
    9 4 0 11

Fall Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I (10 wks) 7 6 6 11
NUR 102A** Practical Nursing II (6 wks) 4 0 5 5
    11 6 11 16

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
NUR 102B** Practical Nursing II (6 wks) 3 0 4 5
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III (10 wks) 6 0 9 9
    9 0 13 14
  Total Semester Hours:       41

*Approved Course Substitutions

Required Course

Course Substitution

BIO 106 Intro to Anat/Phys/Micro BIO 163 Basic Anat and Phys or
BIO 168 Anat and Physiology I and
BIO 169 Anat and Physiology II
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
**Students must complete both NUR 102A and NUR 102B before credit can be awarded.

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Effective March 3, 2020, this nursing program is a Candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  This Candidacy status expires on March 3, 2022.

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