40 Credits    DIP 3304/2302,  Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Degree Description

The South Central College Practical Nursing (PN) Diploma of Occupational Proficiency is approved by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

South Central College’s Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares the student for the future licensed practical nurse role. The LPN role is valuable in working within the health care team to promote safe, quality care to clients from diverse populations across the lifespan. Employment is with clinics, long-term care and assisted living, home care, treatment facilities, and hospital depending on your location.

A Practical Nursing Diploma of Occupational Proficiency can be earned in two semesters after the Pre-Nursing requirements are completed. Once accepted into the Practical Nursing program, you will be able to enroll in nursing (NURS) classes. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program provides eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN exam enabling you to obtain the LPN credential for entry level practice.

*National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for licensure in the U.S. and Canada

Admitted Practical Nursing candidates are required to participate in a background study.

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

Estimated cost to complete this 40 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $8,725
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $8,725 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on Spring 2021 tuition rates. Student's choice of online delivery when traditional classroom delivery is offered will increase cost. Books, transportation, and living expenses not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (11 Courses)

You must complete the following courses:

Required Arts and Sciences (3 Courses)

Complete the following courses:

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.