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Practical Nursing

at Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 40
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The courses listed are designated to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Nursing for qualifying to take the practical nursing state board licensing examination (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of NCLEX-PN the graduate practical nurse is licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses provide direct care under the supervision of a licensed physician or registered nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses use the nursing process to collect patient data and implement nursing care in maintenance of health as well as caring for those who are ill, injured or who have debilitating conditions. Students attending courses full-time can complete this program in 2 semesters. Cleared criminal background study is required.

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; BIOL2045, ENGL1050, NURS1015, and qualifying scores in math and computer literacy assessment tests. Application to the Practical Nursing Program is required after successful completion of the prerequisites. Students are accepted into the program through the application process.

Program Locations

  • Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445
  • Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie 55347

Labor Market Information

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Median wage: $20.68/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Local: (952) 995-1300 Email: