Practical Nursing

Certificate

The Practical Nursing certificate program is a forty-four week program. The Quality Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies are used to enhance the student's knowledge of assessment, attitudes, and accompanying skills that reflect professional practice to improve quality and safety in health care. Students explore the theory of basic nursing care, pharmacology, disease process and specialty nursing. Students practice nursing skills in a simulated lab designed to model the clinical setting. Newly learned skills are then applied in clinical settings such as long-term care facilities and habitation units. Student practical nurses are exposed to a variety of departments within each setting to provide a better understanding of the care clients receive, and to expose students to potential career opportunities. Clinical and lab simulation exposures address the management of clients throughout the lifespan.

Practical Nursing
    Samantha Craven, graduating class of 2019

    “Unsure of Salem? I would recommend SCC because of the many program options and for the new friends that await.”

    -- Samantha Craven, graduating class of 2019

    SUMMER SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    LPN110Introduction To Foundations of Practical Nursing2$500.00$410.00$910.00
    Subtotal: $1525.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FALL SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    BIO220Human Anatomy and Physiology I4$0.00$820.00$820.00
    LPN120Practical Nursing I11$0.00$2255.00$2255.00
     Nursing Course Fees $2250.00$0.00$2250.00
          
    Subtotal: $5,320.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    WINTER SESSION
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    Subtotal: $615.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SPRING SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    LPN121Practical Nursing II13$0.00$2665.00$2665.00
     Nursing Course Fees $2250.00$0.00$2250.00
          
    Subtotal: $4,915.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost: $12,375.00*

    * - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.
    ** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.