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, ensuring a well-rounded nursing education.

Program Structure

Comprehensive Curriculum and Training

Theory and Classroom Learning

Our program offers robust classroom-based lectures, supplemented by our advanced learning management system. Students will have access to online modules, syllabi, and course documents through the Canvas Campus Learning Management system and RUN Exam testing system.

Clinical Rotations and Laboratory Training Drag

Theoretical knowledge is complemented with extensive clinical rotations and laboratory training, providing practical experience in real-world nursing settings. These rotations are scheduled during regular school hours, with some possibly offered in the evening.

Program Duration

Program Length

Program Duration

The Practical Nursing program is designed to be completed over 52 weeks, encompassing 1350 contact hours. This schedule is structured to provide a comprehensive learning experience, balancing theoretical knowledge with practical application.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates are expected to excel in several key areas, including patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. These outcomes ensure that our graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the nursing profession.

Start Your Journey in Practical Nursing

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Start Your Journey in Practical Nursing

Discover the admission requirements 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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