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 nurse practitioner. 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!

Locations: Louisville

Program Information

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Why Sullivan?

  • 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.
Sullican Nursing Objectives

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 administration.

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Nursing Courses Path

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
PND 101
Personal and Vocational Relationships
2.00
PND 102
Math Concepts for Pharmacology
2.00
PND 103
Introduction to Nursing and Healthcare
6.00
PND 104
Development of the Care Giver Role
10.00
PND 200
Introduction to Health Deviations
7.00
PND 201
Pharmacology - PND
3.00
PND 202
Mental Health Concepts
7.00
PND 203
Nursing and Child Bearing Family
7.00
PND 300
Health Deviations I
14.00
PND 301
Nursing Trends and Issues
2.00
PND 302
Management of the Geriatric Client
4.00
PND 400
Health Deviations II
16.00
BIO 103
Human Anatomy and Physiology
4.00
BIO 103L
Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
2.00
Course:
PND 101
Title:
Personal and Vocational Relationships
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PND 102
Title:
Math Concepts for Pharmacology
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PND 103
Title:
Introduction to Nursing and Healthcare
Credit Hours:
6.00
Course:
PND 104
Title:
Development of the Care Giver Role
Credit Hours:
10.00
Course:
PND 200
Title:
Introduction to Health Deviations
Credit Hours:
7.00
Course:
PND 201
Title:
Pharmacology - PND
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
PND 202
Title:
Mental Health Concepts
Credit Hours:
7.00
Course:
PND 203
Title:
Nursing and Child Bearing Family
Credit Hours:
7.00
Course:
PND 300
Title:
Health Deviations I
Credit Hours:
14.00
Course:
PND 301
Title:
Nursing Trends and Issues
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
PND 302
Title:
Management of the Geriatric Client
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PND 400
Title:
Health Deviations II
Credit Hours:
16.00
Course:
BIO 103
Title:
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BIO 103L
Title:
Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Credit Hours:
2.00
Total Credit Hours: 86.00

* The clinical requirement consist 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.