Spencerian - Louisville

Show your compassion for healing with a Practical Nursing diploma.

Nursing is one of the most popular medical careers and it offers you a chance to work in hospitals or doctor’s offices. As a nurse, you’ll work under the direction of a doctor or a nurse practitioner, and your main duties will be to dispense medication, start IVs, take vital signs, operate various medical equipment, and directly care for patients. The Practical Nursing diploma program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN). The Practical Nursing program has enjoyed a first attempt pass rate of the NCLEX to exceed the Kentucky Board of Nursing minimum percentage of students passing the first attempt.

The program focuses not only on what to do but why, supported by theory and the holistic care model. All of the nursing faculty are specialists in their fields and the vast majority are still practitioners in their field of endeavor. This ensures that the theory that is presented is also supported by the current best of care practices present in the healthcare community. There is a personal, friendly atmosphere at the school that invites students to have an open-door feeling to administration.

If you’d like to learn more about Spencerian’s Practical Nursing program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!

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Class Title Credit Hours
PN100 Anatomy & Physiology
PN101 Personal & Vocational Relationships
PN102 Math Concepts for Pharmacology
PN103 Introduction to Nursing & Healthcare
PN104* Development of the Care Giver Role
PN200* Introduction to Health Deviations
PN201 Pharmacology
PN202* Mental Health Concepts
PN203* Nursing & Child Bearing Family
PN300** Health Deviations I
PN301 Nursing Trends & Issues
PN302* Management of the Geriatric Client
PN400*** Health Deviations II
Total Credit Hours

*The clinical requirements consist of 594 hours. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

**Course PN300 Health Deviations I is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part I is 10 credits and Part II is 4 credits.
***Course PN400 Health Deviations II is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part I is 10 credits and Part II is 6 credits.

Criminal Convictions: The Kentucky Board of Nursing requires that all criminal convictions (misdemeanors and felonies) be reported at the time of application for licensure. The Board may deny a license to practice nursing to an individual with a criminal conviction.

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