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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

The Iowa Lakes Community College Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares graduates as entry-level practical nurses. The licensed practical nurse provides patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians’ offices, and home health care agencies. 

Acceptance Requirements and Curriculum

  1. A high school diploma with minimum GPA of 2.0 or GED/HiSet mean score equivalent or college GPA of 2.0 from 7 credits of college level science course work attaining a grade C or higher.

  2. A student must attain a grade of C or higher in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits 

  3. A student must pass a 75 Hour Certified Nursing Assistant (HSC-172) course or proof of working as a CNA.  Documentation must be submitted to the Nursing Program.

  4. Submit ACT or Accuplacer Results
    a.    Composite score of 18 or equivalent (Compass, ASSET, Accuplacer).
    b.    The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional ACT “Writing Test” is not required.
    c.    Students must request ACT to send official results to the Iowa Lakes Admissions Office. Hand delivered results will not be accepted.
    d.    To register for the ACT visit To register for Accuplacer contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Success Center.

Practical Nursing Curriculum

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