DIPLOMA • 46 CREDITS • NURS DIPL
The Practical Nursing program at Davenport University is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare the graduate at the diploma level with the skill and knowledge necessary to function in the role of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN uses the nursing process to meet the needs of patients in all age groupings. The LPN graduate will also use effective communication with members of the health care team, provide appropriate health teaching and serve as an advocate for both patient and families.
The Practical Nursing degree requirements must be met based on the catalog year of acceptance to the Nursing program.
It is recommended that students take a medical terminology class in preparation for acceptance to the Practical Nursing program.
*A grade of C+ or better is required for successful completion of all BIOL courses. Students who may eventually wish to submit an application to the BSN Pre-Licensure program are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL221 (3 credits), BIOL221L (1 credit), BIOL222 (3 credits) and BIOL222L (1 credit) instead of BIOL115 and BIOL116. You will also be required to complete the BIOL110 (3 credits) and BIOL110 (1 credit) which are the prerequisites to BIOL221/BIOL221L.
|Foundations of Excellence||17 cr.|
|BIOL115||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I||4 cr.|
|BIOL116||Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II||4 cr.|
|MATH125||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|PSYC101||Introductory Psychology||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Health Professions||1 cr.|
|HLTH101S||Introduction to Health Careers Seminar||1 cr.|
|NURS101||Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking||3 cr.|
|NURS101C||Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking Clinical||2 cr.|
|NURS125||Pharmacology I||2 cr.|
|NURS126||Pharmacology II||2 cr.|
|NURS135||Nutrition in Nursing||2 cr.|
|NURS144||Nursing of Adults||4 cr.|
|NURS144C||Nursing of Adults Clinical||4 cr.|
|NURS165||Maternal and Child Nursing||2 cr.|
|NURS165C||Maternal and Child Nursing Clinical||1 cr.|
|NURS175||Geriatrics and Mental Health||3 cr.|
|NURS195||Practical Nursing Leader and Manager Capstone||3 cr.|