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Practical Nursing Program

Certificate of Specialization

Effective: Class of 2012

Prerequisite Courses

Course

Prerequisite Requirements

Min. Grade Required

Factor Point

ENGL& 101

Accuplacer Assessment

2.0

Combined GPA of prerequisite courses is used to determine factor points.

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MATH 99 or higher

Intermediate Algebra

Accuplacer Assessment

Math 99 or higher must be on your transcript

2.0

PSYC& 100

No prerequisite

2.0

*BIOL& 175 (Human Biology)
or

BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I & 2)

Refer to official college catalog for prerequisite requirement.

2.0

Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Proficiency Placement Assessment

Register for assessment by calling 475-7531 or
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78 or Higher

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PNURS 126

Dosage Calculations

Math 99

(Course offered Fall quarter only)

3.7

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PNURS 108

Clinical Pharmacology

BIOL& 175 or BIOL& 241

(Course offered Fall quarter only)

2.0 (75%)

*BIOL& 175 does not meet the Human A&P requirement for the TADN program.

(Submit completed Practical Nursing Program Application packet when you are currently registered for the LAST prerequisite. See additional admissions information below.)

Support Courses

Course

Cr

Qtr

Prerequisite Requirement

Required Grade

Factor Point

PNURS 118

Nutrition

3

Spring

None

2.0 (75%)

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PNURS 110

OR

MEDA 162

Medical Terminology

2

Winter

None

2.0 (75%)

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5

See: “The View”

Optional Support Course

Factor Point

Nursing Assistant Certification

(Current Certification)

Certificate verification required

(Submit a copy of your current Certificate to the Admissions Office by the August 31st deadline.)

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Program Approval: The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.

Information Session: eMail: nursing@olympic.edu to sign up for an Information Session (IS). An IS provides crucial information on the admissions process for the Practical Nursing program.

Accuplacer Assessment: Please call the Student Entry and Advising Center at 475-7230 ASAP to determine Math and English Placement.

Admission Information: Application deadline is August 31st . ALL documentation must be received by August 31st of the OC academic year that you wish to be considered for admission. ALL prerequisites must be completed by August 31st of the year that you wish to be considered for admission.

The Olympic College Academic Year is as follows: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring.

Program Start Date: January of each year (four quarters or one year in length)