Practical Nursing

Contact Hours:
1,722
Semester Credits:
67
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
50
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
12 Months

Diploma Program

Program Mission

Concorde Career College Practical Nursing Program ensures the healthcare community of competent graduates who are capable and productive entry-level practitioners. These individuals espouse professionalism, and adhere to established standards of care and ethical practice.

Program Philosophy

The Vocational Nursing program is founded on beliefs that are consistent with the parent organization and the community at large. The faculty of the Vocational Nursing program hold the following beliefs about the individual, nursing, health, and nursing education.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Concorde Practical Nursing graduates will:

  1. Provide safe, caring and compassionate nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in various healthcare settings using evidenced based practice to improve outcomes.
  2. Function as a competent, entry-level healthcare provider applying leadership and management skills and embracing ethical and legal principles in the provision of culturally appropriate nursing care.
  3. Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to provide optimal care for diverse patients and their families.
  4. Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and members of the inter-professional healthcare team.

A diploma will be issued upon successful completion of the program. Upon meeting all state requirements graduates will be prepared to sit for their state licensing examination.

Post-Graduate

IV101 Intravenous Therapy is offered to students who have successfully completed the approved pre-licensure Practical Nursing Program. The course will be offered at no additional cost to the graduate of the Practical Nursing Program

Term 1 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
225
75
25
13.5

Term 2 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
139
24
196
13.5

Term 3 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
156
24
176
14

Term 4 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
126
0
215
13

Term 5 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total
121
16
204
13
Subtotal
767
139
816
67