Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Launch Your Nursing Career with Hands-On Training and Expert Guidance

Program Overview

About the Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Diploma program at Hope College of Arts and Sciences is a comprehensive and immersive program designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required for a successful career in nursing. This program encompasses a wide range of critical nursing areas including Health Science Core Training, Fundamentals for Nursing Assistant, Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Obstetrics, Mental Health Nursing, and Pediatrics.

Program Structure

Comprehensive Curriculum and Training

Theory and Classroom Learning

Our program blends traditional classroom-based lectures with modern digital resources. Through our Canvas Campus Learning Management system and RUN Exam testing system, students gain access to online modules, syllabi, and course documents, ensuring a well-rounded theoretical understanding.

Clinical Rotations and Laboratory Training

Complementing the theoretical knowledge, our program includes extensive clinical rotations and laboratory training. These practical experiences are scheduled during regular school hours, with some rotations possibly offered in the evening, providing real-world experience in various nursing settings.

Program Length and Schedule

Program Details

Program Length and Schedule

The Practical Nursing program is structured to be completed over 52 weeks, encompassing 1350 contact hours. This schedule is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience while accommodating the needs of our students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Goals and Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates will be proficient in several key areas:

Patient-centered Care:

Providing compassionate, coordinated care, respecting patient preferences and values.

Evidence-based Practice:

Integrating clinical expertise with the best available evidence and patient preferences for optimal care.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

Effective communication and decision-making within healthcare teams.


Minimizing risks to both patients and healthcare providers.

Quality Improvement:

Utilizing data to enhance the safety and quality of healthcare.


Leveraging technology for better communication, knowledge management, and decision-making.

Start Your Journey in Practical Nursing

Admission Requirements and Application Process Drag

Start Your Journey in Practical Nursing

Learn about the admission requirements and the application process for the Practical Nursing program. Our admissions team is dedicated to guiding you through every step, ensuring a smooth start to your nursing education.

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