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Nursing – Practical Nursing Full-Time Program – Certificate


Practical Nursing: Full-Time Program

Certificate of Achievement

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide an individual with the knowledge and skills to function as a safe and effective member of the healthcare team in the role of the practical nurse. Classroom theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience are included in this three-semester certificate program. This program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations and the ICCB. The accreditation and approval of these agencies allow a graduate of the program to do the following:

  1. Write the NCLEX-PN Examination. (This is the licensing examination that a
    graduate of any nursing program must pass to be employed as a
    practical nurse.)
  2. Be employed as a practical nurse in any health care setting of choice,
    including state and federal institutions.

In addition to completing a college application, the applicant must be able to do the following: provide proof of graduation from an accredited high school or possess a G.E.D. certificate; complete the practical nursing pre-entrance examination, including mathematics and communication, ASSET Test or COMPASS Test, and provide proof of sound health to practice nursing. The selection procedures are listed in the admission packet.

What You Can Do


  • Medical Office Practices
  • Flu Clinics
  • Home Health; Private Duty (especially disabled pediatric homebound patients)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Senior Citizen Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, for Licensed Practical Nurses, at Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

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Students must maintain a “C” or higher in all courses.

ORI 111PN Orientation 10.5


ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation OR
ALH 102 CPR Recertification1
0.5 – 1
BIO 205Anatomy & Physiology I 24
PNE 101Fundamentals of Nursing3
PNE 102Nursing Procedures2
PNE 103Clinical Nursing1.5
PNE 105Nursing throughout the Life Cycle1
PNE 161Pharmacology in Nursing I2
PNE 208Mental Health Nursing1
COM 115Speech OR COM 116 Interpersonal Communication3
18 – 18.5
*Students will be required to complete ALH 101 OR ALH 102 the Fall semester. No student will be exempt from this requirement.


BIO 206Anatomy & Physiology II4
PNE 171Pharmacology in Nursing II2
PNE 183Maternal and Newborn Health1.5
PNE 184Obstetric Clinical0.5
PNE 193Pediatric Nursing I1.5
PNE 204Adult Nursing I2
PNE 206Adult Nursing II2
PNE 207Medical / Surgical Clinic3
PNE 209I.V. Therapy0.5

Total Hours for Degree35.5

The Practical Nursing Full-Time Program Certificate is a minimum of 35.5 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Program learning outcomes information.

Nursing Faculty Contact:

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Kristin Yosanovich

Dean of Health Sciences, Director of Nursing

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8455
Office: G218 F

  1. Students must be certified in CPR annually before starting clinical rotation. ↩︎
  2. BIO 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology I must be completed by the end of the first semester or prior to program admittance. No prior credit will be given if a grade lower than a “C” was earned. It is strongly recommended that students without a high school or college background in biology take BIO 100 or 101 or 105 prior to BIO 205. ↩︎