Licensed Practical Nurse - Certificate

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(54 credits)

This certificate program provides an option for those desiring to begin working as licensed practical nurses before finishing the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) program. The certificate curriculum consists of the first two semesters of the ADN program and NURS 224 Maternal Child Nursing. Students must pass a PN exit exam selected by the faculty to qualify for the LPN certificate.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C+ or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 54 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Core Requirements
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology 13
Related Requirements
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra3
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior 13
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
8
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 14
Common Technical Requirements
NURS 130Foundations of Pharmacology3
NURS 134Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment3
NURS 136Foundations of Nursing Practice6
NURS 137Care of Geriatric Patient3
NURS 147Adult Health I6
NURS 149Mental Health Nursing3
NURS 224Maternal Child Nursing5
Total Credits54

(54 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C+ or better in all required courses/Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 54 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
 Credits18
Semester 2
LEVEL ONE  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology  
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NURS 134 Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment 3
NURS 136 Foundations of Nursing Practice 6
 Credits16
Semester 3
LEVEL TWO  
NURS 130 Foundations of Pharmacology 3
NURS 137 Care of Geriatric Patient 3
NURS 147 Adult Health I 6
NURS 149 Mental Health Nursing 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
LEVEL THREE  
NURS 224 Maternal Child Nursing 5
LPN Exit HESI Exam  
 Credits5
 Total Credits54