Practical Nursing (432)

Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Practical Nursing

Offered on: Brown County Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

The Licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides patient care due to illness or desire to maintain health. The LPN scope of practice is defined by the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. The LPN provides care at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor, or registered nurse. The majority of LPNs work is in long-term care and community organizations.

Program Design

The program is designed to be completed in three semesters and combines lecture classes, lab practice and clinical experience designed to prepare the graduate to be eligible to complete the licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse. Continuation in the nursing program requires a minimum grade of "B" in all NURS courses and a minimum grade of "C" in all other required courses including prerequisites. Students must have the ability to fulfill the essential technical standards defined in the Technical Standards Policy.

Program Curriculum

Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply for the Practical Nursing Certificate and would also qualify to sit for the NCLEX-PN.

A revised curriculum plan for the Practical Nursing Program will be implemented in Spring 2018 on Brown County Campus in Mt. Orab. Additional information will be available at a later date.

2016-17 Curriculum

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1105 Success for Allied Health Professionals 1
BIOL 2205 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MATH 1135 Allied Health Mathematics 3
NURS 1101 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NURS 1115 Pharmacology I 2

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 2206 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
NURS 1105 Maternal Newborn Nursing 4
NURS 1120 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6
PSYC 1111 Life Span Human Development 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
NURS 1113 Trends in Nursing 2
NURS 1121 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
Program Total: 43

Practical Nursing Graduate Outcomes

Nursing Pinning Date/Cohort Licensure Pass Rate
(First-time test-takers for NCLEX-RN)
Completion Rate
(Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course)
Job Placement Rate
(Percentage of graduates, six (6) to twelve (12) months after graduating)
July 2014
Central Campus
100% 79.31% 100%
July 2014
South Campus
100% 53.33% 100%
December 2014
Central Campus
100% 68.18% 100%
August 2015
Central Campus
100% 65.62% Collecting
August 2015
Brown County Campus
100% 47.05% Collecting

Nursing Office & Faculty

The Nursing Office is located in room 172 on Central Campus and operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Phone
  • 800.628.7722 x2640
  • Mailing
  • Nursing Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133