Practical Nursing Diploma

  • Program Length: 15 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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Norfolk, VA


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About our Practical Nursing Diploma

Enter the rewarding and exciting world of nursing with training for a Practical Nursing career. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will have the flexibility to work in a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, long-term care facility or in a private home care setting. Working under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, you will be part of a medical team as you administer bedside care, take vital signs and administer medications.

Upon graduation and subsequent Practical Nursing licensure as required by your state of residence, you will be ready for an exciting entry-level position as a Practical Nurse.

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Course Name Course Type Credit Hours
Anatomy & Physiology Medical 3.0
Medical Terminology Medical 1.0
Mathematics for Nurses Medical 2.0
Basic Nursing I Medical 6.0
Basic Nursing II Medical 8.0
Pharmacology and Math Calculations Medical 3.0
Stages of Maturity Medical 1.0
Diet and Nutrition Medical 1.0
Maternal Child Nursing Medical 2.0
Pediatric Nursing Medical 2.0
Medical Surgical Nursing I Medical 7.0
Medical Surgical Nursing II Medical 5.0
Mental Health Concepts Medical 2.0
Management and Leadership Medical 1.0
Trends in Practical Nursing Medical 1.0
PN Capstone Medical 3.0
Total 48.0

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