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Practical Nursing Diploma

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Practical Nursing Diploma

Implement Your Compassion for Healing with a Nursing Diploma. 

Nursing is one of the most popular medical careers, and it offers you a chance to work in hospitals or doctors’ offices. As a nurse, you will work under the direction of a doctor or a Registered Nurse. Your main duties will be to dispense medication, start IVs, take vital signs, operate various medical equipment, and directly care for patients. The Nursing Diploma program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing.

If you'd like to learn more about Sullivan University's Practical Nursing program, request more information or, if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

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Practical Nursing Sequence and Credits

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Program Highlights & Locations

  • Sullivan University focuses on hands-on learning with industry-standard equipment, so you will be better prepared for real-life situations. Plus, our small class sizes mean you will get personal attention from caring instructors. 
  • Every earned credential comes with professional career services. Sullivan University's Career Services department will help you maximize your experience and education, as well as assist you in your job search.
  • Classes begin four times a year in January, March, June, and September.
Locations:
DuPont Circle

Admission Requirements for Sullivan University Practical Nursing Program

In addition to the required High School CGPA, applicants must meet the requirements for one of the following items to gain admission to the university.

ACT 
19

PAX 
Composite Score: 85
40th percentile for Math, 40th percentile for Verbal 
Maximum: 3 Attempts 

TEAS
Minimum Score Required: 53 Reading/50 Math

High School CGPA
2.0
Waiver: If an applicant successfully completed a college-level medical program (certificate to doctorate) with a 2.0 or higher CGPA, the high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement may be waived. 

Note:
Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree, may be eligible to waive the entrance exam after review/approval from the respective college dean. An authorized member of the Academic Services staff must review acceptable evidence and approve an applicant’s eligibility for this waiver. This policy does not relate to the number of credit hours that may or may not transfer into Sullivan University.

Transfer Credit from Sullivan University

Should a student decide to pursue advanced education upon graduation from Sullivan, Academic Services/ Registrar staff are available to review the graduate’s plans and assist with the transfer. Graduate students interested in graduate studies should consult the Dean of the Graduate School. Although the university is a regionally accredited collegiate institution at the doctoral degree level, transfer of credits from Sullivan to another institution cannot be guaranteed since the receiving school makes the final decision in matters of transfer credits.

Objectives

Graduates with a diploma in Nursing are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The Nursing Diploma program has an NCLEX first attempt pass rate that exceeds the Kentucky Board of Nursing minimum percentage of students passing on their first try. The program focuses on topics supported by theory and the holistic care model. All of the nursing faculty are specialists in their fields, and the vast majority are still practitioners. This ensures that the theory that is presented is relevant and timely within the healthcare community. There is a personal, friendly atmosphere at the school and an “open-door” relationship with the administration.

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Courses

Total Credit Hours: 86

* The clinical requirement consists of 594 hours. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

  • Course PND 300 Health Deviations I is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part 1 is 10 credits and part II is 4 credits.
  • Course PND 400 Health Deviations II is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part I is 10 credits and Part II is 6 credits.

Criminal Convictions: The Kentucky Board of Nursing requires that all criminal convictions (misdemeanors and felonies) be reported at the time of application for licensure. The Board may deny a license to practice nursing to an individual with a criminal conviction.

Course

Title

Credit Hours

BIO 103

4.00

BIO 103L

2.00

PND 101

2.00

PND 102

2.00

PND 103

6.00

PND 104

10.00

PND 200

7.00

PND 201

3.00

PND 202

7.00

PND 203

7.00

PND 300

14.00

PND 301

2.00

PND 302

4.00

PND 400

16.00

Total Credit Hours: 86

* The clinical requirement consists of 594 hours. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

  • Course PND 300 Health Deviations I is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part 1 is 10 credits and part II is 4 credits.
  • Course PND 400 Health Deviations II is delivered in two parts in the evening division. Part I is 10 credits and Part II is 6 credits.

Criminal Convictions: The Kentucky Board of Nursing requires that all criminal convictions (misdemeanors and felonies) be reported at the time of application for licensure. The Board may deny a license to practice nursing to an individual with a criminal conviction.