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Practical Nursing

Program of study

​The Practical Nursing Program is a course of study designed to prepare individuals to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. It is a 51 hour program. The program consists of 8 hours of general academic classes and 43 hours of nursing classes. The program is designed to be completed within 12 months of admission into the first nursing class. All students must maintain full time status once beginning the program.


The Practical Nurse will gain classroom and laboratory instruction in such areas as: vocational adjustments, basic nursing skills, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, pharmacology, maternal child nursing, emotional and mental illness, and medical/surgical nursing. Affiliating hospitals and healthcare agencies provide clinical experiences.
A student must apply to the program, meet all requirements and be selected in order to register for Nursing Courses. Pre-requisites are listed below. See the East Mississippi Community College Catalogue for description of pre-requisites. All science courses must have been completed within the last 5 years. Students must receive a C or higher in all prerequisites. A total of 51 semester hours is needed to complete the program.

​BIO 2514  Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2524  Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Hours

4 Hours

8 Hours

​Fall Semester:

​PNV 1426  Fundamentals of Nursing

PNV 1437  Fundamentals of Nursing Lab/Clinical

​6 Hours

7 Hours

13 Hours

Spring Semester:

​PNV 1615  Medical/Surgical Nursing

PNV 1622  Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical

PNV 1635  Alterations in Adult Health

PNV 1642  Alterations in Adult Health Clinical

PNV 1524  IV Therapy & Pharmacology

​5 Hours

2 Hours

5 Hours

2 Hours

4 Hours

18 Hours

Summer Semester:

​PNV 1714  Maternal-Child Nursing

PNV 1814  Psychiatric Concepts

PNV 1914  Nursing Transitions

​4 Hours

4 Hours

4 Hours

12 Hours



​51 Semester Hours



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