Colby has a "1 + 1" program. The first year is Practical Nursing (PN) and the second year is the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). The nursing program is comprised of semester hours.  16 contact hours = 1 semester credit hour. Theory hour ratio is 1:1. Clinical/lab contact hours to credit hour ratio is 3:1. For example:  A 3-credit hour course will generate 32 contact hours (2 credits) of theory and 48 contact hours (1 credit) of clinical/lab.

 

Certificate: Practical Nursing (One Year)

*PN selection is based on a point system.

The certificate program is offered at the Colby and Norton campuses.

The graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Due to limited enrollment, application to the Department of Nursing should be made early. The selection process occurs in early spring each year.

The three prerequisite courses must be completed before the start of the PN nursing courses and must be taken no more than ten years prior to beginning the first year of practical nursing courses. Prerequisite courses are offered during the first summer session.

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
PREREQUISITES
Admission Requirement: Certified Nurse Aid Certificate
AL102Medical Terminology*1
BI278Anatomy & Physiology with Lab*5
PS276Developmental Psychology*3
 *Must have been taken within the past 10 years
   
FALL
NS134KSPN Foundations of Nursing4
NS134KSPN Foundations Clinical2
NS122KSPN Pharmacology3
NS112KSPN Gerontology Nursing2
NS145KSPN Maternal & Child Care I2
NS145KSPN Maternal & Child Care Clinical1
   
SPRING
NS156KSPN Mental Health Nursing I2
NS167KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing I4
NS167KSPN Med/Surgical I Clinical2
NS178KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing II4
NS178KSPN Med/Surgical II Clinical2
   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 37

    


Associate of Applied Science: Nursing

*This program requires selective admission. The student MUST demonstrate proof of licensure (LPN, RRT, or MICT) and be admitted to enter the ADN program.

This program of study prepares the student to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The ADN year curriculum is offered on the Colby campus although theory content can be received through ITV at Norton.

Because of limited enrollment, application to the Department of Nursing should be made early. The selection process occurs in early spring each year.

Articulation to the second year of the RN program is available for people who have completed a Practical Nursing program and who have successfully passed NCLEX-PN.

The Associate of Arts degree or the Associate of Science degree may be obtained by taking additional course work. Please meet with your advisor.

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
FALL
BI280Principles of Microbiology with Lab*5
PS176General Psychology3
NS210KSPN Mental Health Nursing3
NS215Professional Issues1
NS220Maternal Child Care Nursing II3
 
*Must have taken within the past 10 years
   
SPRING
EN176English Composition I3
 Oral Communications - Gen. Ed.3
NS225Medical Surgical Nursing III4
NS235Medical Surgical Nursing IV4
TOTAL HOURS: 29
   
ADN Degree  
Total PN/ADN Program Credit Hours:  66