Practical Nursing

Nursing Information Session Thursday, December 3, at 3 p.m.

1,332 hours • Diploma program

Day (11 months) and evening (16 months) classes

Levittown campus only

Long Island Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing program provides the graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function as a licensed practical nurse, or LPN. Fifty percent of the curriculum is devoted to theory and the other half to hands-on laboratory skills practice and off-site clinical externship rotations. These rotations include work at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and childbearing (OB/GYN) and pediatric outpatient settings.

As a member of the nursing profession, graduates are competent in providing basic nursing care for patients across their lifespan. Upon successful completion of NCLEX-PN, the National Council Licensure Examination, which is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States, the LPN works under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician in a variety of health care settings.

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Job Titles for Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program

The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.

Charge Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse Private Duty Nurse
Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Vocational Nurse Triage Licensed Practical Nurse
Clinic Nurse Office Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse

Clinical Experience

Experiences provided in the clinical area will be concurrent with topics presented in class.

Term 1

In the first term, the clinical experience takes place during NSG101, Foundations of Nursing, in a long-term care facility for 72 hours distributed throughout the term.

Term 2

Students gain clinical experience during NSG104, Adult Health Nursing I, for 240 hours distributed throughout the term, doing a subacute care rotation at a long-term care and/or rehabilitation facility.

Term 3

The clinical experience in this term takes place during NSG107, Adult Health Nursing II, and consists of 176 hours distributed throughout the term at either a long-term care or rehabilitation facility or local hospital providing acute care. During NSG108, Childbearing, Family, and Pediatric Nursing, students observe the care of individual clients in childbearing and pediatric outpatient settings.

Admission Criteria

For admission criteria for the Practical Nursing program, please see the Admissions section in the school catalog.

In addition, the pre-entrance requirements for the prospective PN student include the following:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Proof of United States citizenship, permanent residency, or eligible non-citizenship
  • Passing score in ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (current national average established by ATI) of reading, math, science, and English and language usage (three attempts allowed)
  • Go to Assessment Technologies Institute LLC to register for the TEAS exam and refer to Nursing Entrance Exam Instructions on this website for further information

Acceptance into the program requires that the student has successfully submitted, completed, or demonstrated the following:

  • Interview with the Admissions Department and/or Nursing Faculty or Director
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay

Evidence of good health is required through the following:

  • Physical exam by a New York State licensed medical practitioner, including proof of current Mantoux test, tetanus, hepatitis B (or a waiver), and other specified immunizations, as well as positive titers for rubella, varicella and rubeola
  • Compliance with all Core Performance Standards for clinical practice for admission (see additional form)
  • Current CPR certification for health care providers and BLS (Basic Life Support)

Since admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admittance to the program. All components of the admission requirements are considered in making the decision to admit a student.

General Information

  • All classroom and lab work will be at Hunter’s Levittown campus.
  • Clinical sites are primarily located in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • Students will be required to travel to these areas.


Course Number

Course Title


Term 1 (15 weeks)

NSG100 Introduction to Practical Nursing 45
NSG101 Foundations of Nursing 255
NSG102 Body Structure and Function 90
NSG103 Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations 60

Term 2 (15 weeks)

NSG104 Adult Health Nursing I 360
NSG105 Human Growth and Development 45
NSG106 Mental Health Nursing 45

Term 3 (15 weeks)

NSG107 Adult Health Nursing II 264
NSG108 Childbearing, Family, and Pediatric Nursing 108
NSG109 Community Health Nursing 30
NSG110 Transition to Nursing Practice 30



Consumer Data Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment

Consumer Data Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment

  1. All figures are for students who completed the program between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
  2. Job placement statistics relate only to the Medical Assistant program and related fields of study.
  3. Figures may not include jobs secured by students in their field of study who did not report their employment.
  4. Job placement rates are those reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
  5. These rates have been reported also to the New York State Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.

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