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Licensed Practical Nurse

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 42 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program is to effectually provide educational resources within theory, lab and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful professional nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Program Accreditation:

The Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program is fully accredited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria include:  (1) graduation from high school or equivalent; (2) an ACT composite score of 14 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989), or 16 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later); (3) at least a "C" in courses taken at other colleges; (4) grade of "C" in nine or more approved semester hours taken at Illinois Central College; (5) one year of high school algebra or MAT 094 with a grade of "C" or better or Math placement test into MAT 098; and (6) placement test scores into READ 115; (7) Cumulative score of 0.80 or higher on Evolve HESI A2 Examination (8) A drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required upon admission to the program (9) Students will be required to submit proof of current CPR certification at the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider Level or the American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider Level by the date specified by the instructor.  Proof must be in the form of the original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC.  Students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program

 

Recommended high school subjects:  (1) three years of English; (2) one year biology; (3) two years of mathematics (one year of algebra)

Program Note:
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this booklet.  The Commission may be contacted as follows:  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Fax:  (404) 975-5020.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
PRNRS 110; PRNRS 114; BIOL 140; HEOCC 114; RNRS 150

Spring Semester 1:
PRNRS 111; ENGL 110; HLTH 121; FCS 110

Summer Semester 1:
PRNRS 112; PSY 110


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *4
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I **3
FCS 110BASIC NUTRITION **2
HEOCC 114INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE **1
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY **2
PRNRS 110PRACTICAL NURSING I 8
PRNRS 111PRACTICAL NURSING II 11
PRNRS 112PRACTICAL NURSING III 5
PRNRS 114PHARMACOLOGY FOR PRACTICAL NURSING 2
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY **3
RNRS 150PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION 1

* Course must be completed within five (5) years of admission into the program.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program

To remain in and graduate from program:  "C" or better in each course.

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department

Thomas Building
(309)999-4600

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