Thursday – October 30, 2014

 

Practical Nursing
Technical Diploma 
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-543-1


As of Summer 2014, This program is no longer accepting applications. 

The new 1 + 1 Nursing program allows a student to complete the technical diploma in Practical Nursing in the first year, and the associate degree in Nursing in the second year. Students who complete the first-year courses are eligible to take the Practical Nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-PN).

For more information, visit Registered Nursing.


For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — In just two semesters, the Practical Nursing program exposes you to a variety of classroom and clinical experiences to prepare you for employment in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings. The curriculum features a variety of teaching/learning methods, hands-on skills practice in the college’s well-equipped nursing laboratory, and supervised patient care in nursing homes and hospitals. 

Upon completion of this National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission accredited program, you will be eligible to take the Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).


Career Outlook — Licensed practical nurses are in high demand. Typical job duties include observing and reporting physical symptoms and changes in patients, administering and recording medications, assisting the physician with treatments and examinations, orienting and training unlicensed personnel, and helping patients with activities of daily living.


Program Learning Outcomes — Upon graduation, employers will expect you to:

  • Adhere to professional standards of practice for LPNs
  • Use effective communications skills
  • Assist with the health assessment of individuals, families and groups
  • Participate in clinical decision-making within the LPN scope of practice
  • Provide safe, caring interventions with diverse populations
  • Use principles of teaching and learning processes to reinforce teaching plans
  • Work cooperatively with other health professionals
  • Under supervision, manage and direct care within and across healthcare settings according to established protocols


Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process


Note: All Natural Sciences (NATSCI) courses and Nursing courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher in each course. All other courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 

Also keys to success in the program are being able to think critically and communicate effectively.

 

Future Opportunities — Upon completion of this program, you may pursue your RN degree through programs such as MATC’s LPN-RN Educational Progression.

Possible Careers:
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse (with additional education and training)

Related Programs:
Practical Nursing LPN-RN Educational Progression
Registered Nursing


Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2013-2014.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course


NRSPN-301


Nursing Fundamentals


2

 


 

 

NRSPN-302

Nursing Skills ‡

3

 

 

NRSPN-303

Nursing: Pharmacology

2

 

 

NRSPN-304

Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice ‡

2

 

 

NATSCI-177

General Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 

 

OR NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202

 

 

 

 


PSYCH-188


Developmental Psychology ‡


3

 


 

 

OR PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology


NRSPN-305


Nursing: Health Alterations ‡


3

 


 

 

NRSPN-306

Nursing: Health Promotion ‡

3

 

 

NRSPN-307

Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan ‡ (8 weeks)

2

 

 

NRSPN-308

Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Management ‡ (8 weeks)

2

 

 

       

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.