Southeastern Community College
1500 West Agency Rd.
West Burlington, Iowa 52655
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Students may also choose the Associate Degree Nurse (RN) option. These students may receive a Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN) at the conclusion of their third semester provided PN graduate requirements have been met. By receiving this PN Diploma and passing their licensure exams, students can work as an LPN while completing the RN option. These students will have another clinical during their second summer session. Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree Nurse curriculum, an Associate of Applied Science Degree will be awarded. These students may then take their licensure exams to become Registered Nurses.
LPN Program Details
There are several levels of credentialing in nursing, but the majority of the workforce today consists of LPNs and RNs. SCC’s Nursing program offers education for each of these levels. Regardless of the level of education, nurses should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. They must have good written and verbal communication skills. Nurses must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess and accurately record patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. Nursing professionals work daytime, evening or overnight hours, with weekend shifts and holiday work being common. They need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Students who complete the graduation requirements for the Practical Nursing (PN) Program will be awarded a Diploma at the conclusion of one summer session and two semesters. A Clinical is offered during this first summer session, which gives the students hands-on experience. Upon successful completion of the diploma requirements, a student may take his/her licensure exam to become an LPN.