Practical Nursing C.A.

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Practical Nursing C.A.

Department: Practical Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 46 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (13 credits)
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Social Science PSY 101 Into to Psychology 3
SOC 151 or Gerontology 3
SOC 251 or Aspect of Aging 
PSY 225 Psychology of Aging
Natural Science BIO 200A/B Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology for SCC Practical Nursing Students 4
Core Course Requirements (33 credits)
NPN 100 Personal & Vocational Concepts 1
NPN 101/111 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing Theory/Lab 5
NPN 102/112/122 Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan I Theory/Lab/Clinical 9
NPN 151/161/171 Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan II Theory/Lab/Clinical 9
NPN 152/162/172 Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan III Theory/Lab/Clinical 9
Total Required Hours: 46 credits

What Is Practical Nursing C.A.?

The practical nursing program at SCC teaches students to provide direct care for patients through classroom and campus laboratory work as well as on-site training in hospital, geriatric and other health care settings.

The practical nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. However, completion of this program does not guarantee licensure. The state board may refuse licensure to applicants who may jeopardize the well-being of Missouri citizens.

Graduation from St. Charles Community College nursing program(s) does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam. The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue or reinstate any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection two of this section or the board may, as a condition to issuing or reinstating any such permit or license, require a person to submit himself or herself for identification, intervention, treatment, or monitoring by the intervention program and alternative program as provided in section 335.067 ." RSMo 335.066.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working as practical nurses earn a median annual wage of $45,030
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Practical Nursing Careers

SCC graduates with a Practical Nursing C.A. are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: community health nurse, home health aide, hospital nurse, licensed practical nurse (LPN), midwife, nurse practitioner, nurses aide, physicians office nurse, private nurse and school nurse. 

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Jennie Fuentes,
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