2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Completion Guide

Practical Nursing (PN), Certificate of Achievement



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Program Code: NU060

The Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing is designed for persons who wish to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The program combines traditional classroom experiences, high-fidelity simulations, and online courses with clinical experiences in health facilities throughout the community.

The Nursing Education department offers a program of study in nursing with two exit options. Students can complete one year of nursing and receive a Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing, making them eligible for NCLEX-PN (licensure exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN).

To take nursing courses, students must be admitted into the program by following a separate application process found at:  http://www.jjc.edu/getting-started/admissions. The nursing program admits students twice a year. Applications may be submitted online in February for the following fall semester and in June for the following spring.

Once students are provisionally accepted onto the nursing program, they will be given information on requirements for a current physical examination including immunizations and laboratory work, a criminal background check and a drug screen. Complete acceptance into the nursing program is contingent on successful completion of these requirements, including immunity of certain communicable diseases, a satisfactory criminal background check, and no evidence of illegal drugs in the applicant’s system.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session to learn more about the program and admission requirements. More information can be found at http://www.jjc.edu/academics/health-and-public-services/nursing.

NOTE: Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the nursing courses and all of the general education courses before they are eligible for graduation.

                                                        

 

Nursing Program


The Nursing Education department offers a program of study in nursing with two exit options. Students can complete one year of nursing and receive a Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing, making them eligible for NCLEX-PN (licensure exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN). After one more year of nursing, students receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing, making them eligible for NCLEX-RN (licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse - RN). Once students are provisionally accepted onto the nursing program, they will be given information on requirements for a current physical examination including immunizations and laboratory work, a criminal background check and a drug screen. Complete acceptance into the nursing program is contingent on successful completion of these requirements, including immunity of certain communicable diseases, a satisfactory criminal background check, and no evidence of illegal drugs in the applicant’s system.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session to learn more about the program and admission requirements. More information can be found at http://www.jjc.edu/academics/health-and-public-services/nursing.

NOTE: Nursing students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each of the nursing courses and all of the general education courses before they are eligible for graduation.

Nursing Licensing Policy


Degree Requirements


The Certificate of Achievement Nursing program is designed for persons who wish to become licensed practical nurses (LPN). The program combines classroom experience on the Joliet Junior College campus with clinical experience in health facilities throughout the community.

A student who completes the program is awarded a Certificate of Achievement and is eligible to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as an LPN in Illinois.

Total Required Hours: 46 Semester Hours


Gainful Employment Information

Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

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