Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of individual courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
ALH 1002 Human Growth & Development for Health Workers3    
BIO 1007 Anatomy & Physiology I4    
BIO 1009 Microbiology4    
NUR 1200 Foundations of The Nursing Profession8    
NUR 1205 Pharmacology I for The Nursing Student1.50    
ALH 1000 Introduction To Nutrition  3  
BIO 1008 Anatomy & Physiology II  4  
ENG 1001 English Composition I  3  
NUR 1206 Pharmacology II for The Nursing Student  1.50  
PSY 1000 General Psychology  3  
NUR 1210 Mental Health Nursing  3  
NUR 1211 Holistic Nursing I  5  
NUR 1220 Role of The Licensed Practical Nurse    1
NUR 1221 Holistic Medical/Surgical Nursing for The Practical Nurse.    5
Year Total: 20.5 22.5 6
Total Credit Hours:   49

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360.

Students are encouraged to see a counselor for admission and application information for the Nursing program.  Students are also encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session, call (815) 224-0439 for details.

Although the program is designed to be completed in two semesters and a summer, it is highly recommended that students complete most, if not all non-nursing courses prior to the start of the first Nursing course.  If not, all non-nursing, general education courses, must be completed prior to or concurrently with the nursing courses with which they are listed in the curriculum pattern.  Failure to complete these general education courses will result in a student being ineligible for graduation and ineligible to take the NCLEX exam for licensure. 

All nursing and non-nursing courses must be completed with a "C" or better.  Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program is required for admission into Nursing Program.  SFC 1000 and ALH 1001 are recommended.

Most nursing courses (NUR) are 8 weeks in length, 4 days a week.  There is no evening or part-time program.

PLEASE NOTE:  PLEASE NOTE:  This is a limited admission program that requires a separate application process. The above excerpts have been taken from the IVCC Nursing Admission Handbook,  Please refer to that document for all application, admission, and retention information.  All students will be required to have a criminal background check and a drug test prior to starting the program.  A felony may prevent you from becoming licensed and/or working in a health care profession.