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Practical Nursing (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The AAS Degree option in Practical Nursing is designed for those who would like to fulfill some of the general education requirements to pursue a professional nursing degree or other advanced degree through HTC. The diploma is required to take the licensure exam and for entry into practice; therefore this is an option in addition to the diploma. This may be taken either at the same time or after graduating with the diploma. Students are encouraged to contact the program to which they wish to transfer for specific information about their requirements to ensure the student selects the appropriate courses.

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; NAHA1002 or currently on the Minnesota Department of Health Registry for Nursing Assistants; BIOL2045 or BIOL2125 and BIOL2225, ENGL2050, NURS1015 or BIOL2003 or HLTH2001, and qualifying scores in reading, writing, math and computer literacy assessment tests.  Students are required to attend an application session to receive their application.  Students should plan on attending an application session at least 1 semester before completion of their prerequisites.  Application session dates/times and locations are located under entry requirements.  Application to the Practical Nursing Program is required after successful completion of the prerequisites. Students are accepted into the program through the application process.

Award Outcomes

Provide patient care founded on basic physical, developmental, spiritual, cultural, functional, and psychosocial needs of individual patients across the lifespan.

Manage care through planning, organizing or assigning aspects of care to UAP's and LPN's under the direction of an RN or other licensed Health Care Provider.

Participate as a member of the inter-professional team collaborating with other health care providers to promote safe, quality, patient centered care.

Demonstrate nursing safety principles.

Utilize information technology effectively in the provision of care.

Demonstrate professional behaviors in accordance with legal and ethical nursing practice standards.

Utilize evidence-based nursing judgment when providing individualized patient care when prioritizing care across the lifespan.

Participate in quality improvement.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for employment may be available in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, transitional care facilities, assisted living facilities, industry and the armed forces.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 33 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
NURS1375Fundamentals of Nursing

8

NURS1380Medical Surgical Nursing I

8

NURS2375Medical Surgical Nursing II

8

NURS2380Transition to Practice

8

 

NURS1015Nutrition Basics

1

or

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

or

HLTH2001Nutrition and Health

2

 

General Education Required 14 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

and

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

General Education Elective 13 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

(Beginning Spring 2019)

In addition to all of the Diploma requirements, students who are seeking the degree also must complete the following requirements:

Required Additional General Education Courses

These courses can be taken prior to or after Practical Nursing program admission:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose 13 MnTC General Education Electives to reach 60 credit total

13

Suggested Electives

Students planning to transfer are encouraged to consult the transfer college for program requirements before choosing electives.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Suggested MnTC electives:

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Offerings:

ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2050Introduction to Art

3

ARTS2120Photographic Arts

3

ARTS2130Digital Photography I

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL2140Topics in Literature: Trades and Industry

3

ENGL2200Introduction to Cinema

3

PHIL2500World Religions

3

Graduation (60 Credits)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

7/16/2018 : BP 7506 / EP 7507