LPN Program

BIO 110: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (96 Clock Hours)

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence on Human Anatomy & Physiology. It examines the structure and function of the human body, as a foundation for nursing studies. Content includes the study of cells, tissues and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

Prerequisite(s): High School biology with a grade of C or better or BIO 101 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite(s): - none -


BIO 111: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (96 Clock Hours)

Continuation of the study of the structure and function of the human body. Content includes the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Also examines the concepts of development, metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 110
Corequisite(s): - none -


NUR 101: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING (231 Clock Hours)

This course focuses on the principles and skills that form the foundation for practical nursing. Emphasis is on the nursing process as a framework for nursing practice. Content includes the roles of the practical nurse in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. Clinical experiences focus on the development of clinical competency and application of the nursing process in meeting the basic needs of clients.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into LPN Program; BIO 110, BIO 111
Corequisite(s): - none -


NUR 102: PHARMACOLOGY (64 Clock Hours)

This course introduces essential concepts of pharmacology for the practical nurse. Includes the use of the nursing process in the safe administration of medication. Examines major classes of drugs in relation to mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, and nursing implications.

Prerequisite(s): - none -
Corequisite(s): NUR 101


NUR 103: ADULT MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING (224 Clock Hours)

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of adults with common health care needs. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills to the nursing care of adults in a variety of clinical settings.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 101, NUR 102
Corequisite(s): - none -


NUR 104: MATERNAL CHILD NURSING (72 Clock Hours)

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of childbearing families. Content includes application of biological, social, and developmental theory in the promotion and restoration of health. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills in the care of childbearing families.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 101, NUR 102
Corequisite(s): NUR 103


NUR 105: NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN (72 Clock Hours)

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of children and families. It includes application of biological, social, and developmental theory in the promotion and restoration of health. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills in the care of children and families.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 101, NUR 102
Corequisite(s): NUR 103


NUR 106: PN ROLE TRANSITION (266 Clock Hours)

The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of clients with common, well-defined health problems. This course will assist the student in the transition from the role of student to the role of practical nurse.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 103, NUR 104, NUR 105
Corequisite(s): - none -

About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...