Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Local: (952) 995-1300

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park

Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie


Practical Nursing

Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 63
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The courses listed are designated to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Nursing for qualifying to take the practical nursing state board licensing examination (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of NCLEX-PN the graduate practical nurse is licensed and registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses provide direct care under the supervision of a licensed physician or registered nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses use the nursing process to collect patient data and implement nursing care in maintenance of health as well as caring for those who are ill, injured or who have debilitating conditions. Students attending courses full-time can complete this program in 3 semesters. Criminal background studies are required. Prerequisite: 8-hour CPR course for Health Care Providers offered by the American Heart Association or 8-hour CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer course offered by the American Red Cross or EMSV1020, NURS1001 taken within the last 3 years or currently on the MN Department of Health Registry with a minimum of a 75 hour course, BIOL2115, ENGL2121, NURS1120, NURS1143, PSYC2310 and qualifying score reading, writing, math and computer literacy assessment tests.

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