May 21, 2018
Minimum Credits: 37.5
Contact Hours: 51.5-55.5
The PN program at Kirtland is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as practical nurses. Following successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the licensure exam to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The program is also designed to provide career mobility and a foundation for continued learning by serving as the first year of the associate degree nursing program. Each class of nursing students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned.
Gainful Employment Information for this program may be found at http://www.kirtland.edu/static/gainful-employment/CLPN1Gedt/Gedt.html
Prerequisites and General Education Requirements: 13-17 credits
All prerequisites and general education course work must be completed prior to admission to the Practical Nursing program.
Nursing Requirements: 24.5 credits
Each course in the program must be passed with a minimum grade of "C+".
Minimum Program Requirements: 37.5-41.5 credits
Sequence of Nursing courses
Successful completion of all Nursing courses with a "C+" or higher grade is required each semester in order to continue in the Nursing Program.
Semester 1 (Fall) 13.5 credits
Semester 2 (Winter) 11 credits
- All nursing programs are subject to change. Program requirements apply to students accepted into the nursing program in the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
- BIO 23500 (Anatomy & Physiology I) and BIO 23600 (Anatomy & Physiology II) are accepted if both were previously taken and a "B" or better grade was earned in each course.
- Entrance exam with required score will be necessary to be accepted into the program.
- Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the nursing program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
- Applications are accepted annually. Students need to meet with their academic advisor to begin the application process.
- Immunization records are required for final admission.
- Students are ranked for acceptance into the program based on grades, GPA and knowledge exam.
- Program coursework must be completed within two years.
- Nursing programs may have cohort groups in the fall and winter semesters.
- Reentry into the Nursing Program is allowed one time per program and is determined by a committee of nursing faculty.
- Please note that the Nursing Program is a full-time program that may require attendance in lecture or lab Monday through Sunday at any time.
- Clinical may be assigned during day or evening hours. This will require the ability to maintain a flexible schedule from any applicant.
- Accommodations for work or personal schedules cannot be guaranteed.
Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.