Practical Nursing

Department Chair

Beloit: Melissa Crump



Program Overview

Practical Nursing Program students receive training to perform nursing intervention with precision and efficiency consistent with current evidence-based practices. Nursing professionals provide nursing theory instruction in the classroom, the campus laboratory and at clinical sites. Students obtain extensive clinical experience through hands-on experiential learning. Upon completion of the one-year program, students receive a Practical Nursing Certificate and are prepared for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN®).

Program Outcomes

The graduate of NCKTC’s Practical Nursing Program will complete the objectives identified by the Kansas Core Curriculum.  They are:

  • Provide nursing care within the scope of the ethical and legal responsibilities of practical nursing.
  • Utilized the nursing process to identify basic needs of the client throughout the life span for health promotion and maintenance, or when biological, spiritual, cultural and psychosocial needs are not being met.
  • Provide safe and skillful therapeutic care in simple nursing situations based on knowledge of biological, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the client throughout the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with the client, the client’s family and the members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate responsibilities of the practical nurse as an individual who collaborates within the healthcare system and the community.

In addition to filling out an application for admission to the college, potential nursing students must also fill out a separate NURSING APPLICATION.

Council for Nursing Academic Progression in Kansas (C-NAK) Statewide Academic Progression

This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:

Health Studies (B.S.)

Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
Pre-Requisite Courses
BIOL-230 Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab T▸ 5
HE-230 Principles of Nutrition T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
SS-105 Human Growth and Development T▸ 3
First Semester
KSPN-100 Foundations of Nursing 4
KSPN-102 Nursing Care of Adults I 5
KSPN-115 Foundations of Nursing Clinical 2
KSPN-110 Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical 3
KSPN-103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Safe Med Adm 2
PN-102 Strategies for Success 1
SS-102 Tech Connect 0
Second Semester
KSPN-104 Nursing Care of Adults II 5
KSPN-108 Maternal Child Nursing 2
KSPN-111 Nursing Care of Adults II Clinical 3
KSPN-114 Care of Aging Adults 2
KSPN-118 Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 1
KSPN-120 Mental Health Nursing 2
KSPN-113 Leadership Roles and Issues 1
PN-109 Pharmacology for the PN 1

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

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