The Practical Nursing diploma program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers students the knowledge, training and clinical skills necessary to enter the nursing field. The program blends theoretical instruction and hands-on training in a number of nursing disciplines, including medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN examination and seek entry-level employment in the nursing field.
The program covers a wide range of key topics to prepare students for lasting nursing careers, including:
- Healthcare foundations
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Legal aspects of nursing
- Mental health basics
- Medical nursing
- Surgical nursing
- Obstetric nursing
- Pediatric nursing
The Practical Nursing diploma program is offered in 54 and 85-week sessions. Evening classes are also available.
The Knowledge and Training You Need to Hit the Ground Running
Students in the Practical Nursing diploma program at our Palm Beach campus gain valuable knowledge and skills through a number of delivery methods, including:
- Classroom learning: Each of our classroom-based courses is led by an experienced instructor with a background in the medical field. This makes lectures more relatable, impactful and useful for every student.
- Hands-on training: Students are given access to the latest in medical technology to learn career-building skills. This hands-on training prepares students to transition from the classroom to the nursing field as quickly and effectively as possible.
- Clinical training: The program’s required clinical sessions expose students to real-world medical care situations and provide a glimpse into future careers. Clinical rotations are held at many of the Palm Beach area’s leading medical facilities.
- Exam preparation activities: The certification examinations required for employment in the nursing field can cause anxiety for many students. Throughout the Practical Nursing program, students are given the tools and support needed to take the NCLEX-PN examination with confidence.
The programs course schedule includes:
|Course Code||Course Title||Clock Hours|
|PN 100||Health Care Core||90|
|PN 102||Medical Terminology||40|
|PN 103||Anatomy and Physiology (Body Structure and Function)||100|
|PN 104||Human Growth and Development and Family||20|
|PN 105||Vocational Role and Function – Personal Communication: Interpersonal Relationships Skills||15|
|PN 106||Legal Aspects of Practice||15|
|PN 108||Pharmacology and Administration of Medications||80|
|PN 109||Mental Health Concepts||30|
|PN-CL 109||Mental Health Concepts Clinical||65|
|PN 110||Community Health Concepts||20|
|PN-CL 110||Community Health Concepts – Public Health, Clinics, Public School System Clinical||50|
|PN 111||Geriatric Nursing||30|
|PN-CL 111||Geriatric nursing Clinical I||57|
|PN 112||Medical Nursing||75|
|PN-CL 112||Medical Nursing Clinical||144|
|PN 113||Surgical Nursing||75|
|PN-CL 113||Surgical Nursing Clinical||144|
|PN 114||Obstetric Nursing||35|
|PN-CL 114||Obstetric Nursing Clinical||64|
|PN 115||Pediatric Nursing||35|
|PN-CL 115||Pediatric Nursing Clinical||64|
|Total Clock Hours||1350|
Get Started Today. Apply Now or Contact an Advisor.
In as little as 54 weeks, you can gain the knowledge, skills and training you need to start your nursing career. To learn more about the Practical Nursing program at our Palm Beach campus, contact an advisor today.