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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing

Beatrice and Lincoln Campuses and Online

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acenursing.org, 404-975-5000, and approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing Program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become practical nurses who work with patients throughout their lifespan. Clinical and lab experiences provide students with the opportunity of learning by doing.

Program Options

  • Full-Time: Offered on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses (online or hybrid).
  • Part-Time: Offered on the Beatrice and Lincoln campuses (online or hybrid); Milford/Geneva and Falls City Learning Center (online).
  • Online Option: Class hours are delivered online (with the exception of proctored exams), lab hours on campus and clinical hours at designated sites.
  • Hybrid Option: Class hours are primarily provided in a face-to-face environment, lab hours on campus and clinical hours at designated sites.

Types of Jobs Available

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) and apply for licensure in their state of choice. After licensure, LPNs work in a variety of settings including long term care, rehabilitation hospitals, community settings, acute care, and clinics.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at SCC permits the advanced placement for Licensed Practical Nurses.

For more information contact:
Kristin Ruiz, Program Director-Beatrice, Falls City, Geneva
402-228-8264, 800-233-5027 ext. 1264

Ashley Fritz, Program Director-Lincoln
402-437-2731, 800-642-4075 ext. 2731

or Becky Kramer, Health Sciences Advisor
402-437-2688, 800-642-4075, ext. 2688

or the College Admissions Office
Beatrice 402-228-8214, 800-233-5027 ext. 1214
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600

Admission Requirements

  • Complete Program Requirement Courses and Program General Education Requirement Courses with required grade point average (GPA)
  • Specific levels of Placement Scores to qualify for beginning algebra and English Composition 1 or applicable course completion
  • Complete online application to the program during the designated time periods
  • Complete Program Admission Checklist (refer to program website for requirements: www.southeast.edu/practicalnursing/)
  • Transcripts from high school, GED® or other colleges (if applicable)

Recommended Laptop computer system requirements (should not be older than 3 years)

  • Laptop models: Apple MacBook (10.12-Sierra, 10.13-High Sierra or 10.14-Mojave) or
    Windows Laptops (Windows 10 pro, home version may work fine) or
    MS Surface Tablet Pro (Windows 10 Pro)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Ram (Memory): 4GB minimum
  • Hard Drive: Solid State hard drive preferred 128 GB or higher
  • Peripherals: Webcam, Headphones
  • Wireless: all laptops should have wireless

NOT Recommended: Android Tablets, iPads, Windows RT, Chromebooks