2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing, CC

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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.


  • 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 healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • 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.

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