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Nursing-Practical Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Practical Nursing

Advanced Certificate (AC)

View the Semester Map for Practical Nursing Advanced Certificate              

How to Apply

                 
Complete the Practical Nursing online application​.           
                 
The Advanced Certificate program in Practical Nursing provides students with a basic knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Graduates of the practical nursing program meet the educational requirements for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Graduates of the program may transfer their credits to an associate or bachelor degree nursing program. If more applicants apply than the program can accept, the most qualified applicants will be accepted.                           
                           
Requirements for consideration into the program:                       
•  High School Diploma or GED                          
•  Program Application                          
•  Official Transcripts                          
•  Proof of eligibility for college level math by coursework or placement test                       
•  Pre-Admissions Test           
•  2.5 GPA        
                    
This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

40

Program/Plan Number

240

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

23  CH
​Students should take Math 118 OR higher.
Biology
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 226
Human Structure and Function I 4
Human anatomy and physiology. This laboratory course is recommended for those contemplating a career in the health professions and emphasizes the structure and function of the human body. Microscopic and gross anatomy are correlated with physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 121.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 227
Human Structure and Function II 4
Continuation of Biology 226. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 226, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

23  CH

​The following courses are divided into three semesters:                      

First Semester: Nursing 150, 151 & 152                      

Second Semester: Nursing 153 &154                      

Third Semester: Nursing 155                      

Nursing
NURSING 150
Nursing Fundamentals I 4
The concepts of holism, nursing practice, multicultural society and communication are studied for purposes of assisting persons to meet their basic needs. The role of the practical nurse in the use of the nursing process is studied and practiced in classroom, laboratory and long-term settings specifically in relation to protection against infection and providing for safety, mobility, comfort, hygiene, elimination and nutrition needs. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 151
Nursing Fundamentals II 4
Students learn to administer medications and to use the nursing process to care for persons having surgery. The nursing process is also used to assist persons with oxygen, wound care, fluid and electrolyte, and rest and sleep needs and to assist persons who need relief from pain. Learning in classroom, lab and clinical settings foster professional growth. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240, Grade of C or better in Nursing 150, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 152
Nursing Perspectives 2
The course introduces students to the philosophy, conceptual framework, outcomes and competencies of the program. Nursing practice, nursing process and the therapeutic relationship are studied along with the ethical and legal aspects of nursing from the perspective of nursing practice in todays society. Contemporary health care delivery issues are also discussed. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 153
Nursing Thru Life Span 1 5
Focusing on meeting the basic needs of families, preventive, supportive and therapeutic care is learned in class, lab and clinical settings. Students are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 151 and Nursing 152 and Biology 226.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 154
Nursing Thru Life Span II 5
Focus on the care of persons throughout the life span experiencing grief and death and the common disorders interfering with oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, hormonal balance, and protection from infection. Students integrate previous related learning and are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 153 and Biology 227.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 155
Nursing Thru Life Span III 6
This course focuses on the care of persons throughout the life span experiencing the most common disorders interfering with sexuality, mobility, and safety (including mental health disorders). Cancer is also studied because of its interferences with all basic needs. Students integrate previous related learning and are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 154 and Biology 227.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright

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Elective Program Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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