Nursing Programs

Nursing

The Nursing Program prepares graduates to become educated health care providers in various environments. Employment and articulation are core focuses of the program. Helena College offers the Practical Nursing Certificate of Applied Science, the Associate of Science in Registered Nursing and the Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway.

Student Achievement Outcome Data

  • NCLEX pass rate for Practical Nursing program: 96.43%
  • Retention/Completion rate for Practical Nursing program: 97%
  • Job placement rate for Practical Nursing program (within 6 months of graduation): 100%
  • NCLEX pass rate for Registered Nursing program: 100%
  • Retention/Completion rate for Registered Nursing program: 100%
  • Job placement rate for Registered Nursing program (within 6 months of graduation): 100%

Practical Nursing C.A.S.

Spring only start. Must be a CNA

Gainful Employment Information

Practical Nursing Application Packet

Student Handbook

First Semester Courses
Course # Title

CNA required to proceed

PN Courses – Acceptance into the program is required to register for the following semesters

BIOH104 Basic Human Biology
M120T Mathematics with Health Care Applications
PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology
WRIT101 College Writing I

Second Semester Courses

Course # Title

CNA required to proceed

PN Courses – Acceptance into the program is required to register for the following semesters

NRSG130 Fundamentals of Nursing
NRSG131 Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
NRSG135 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses
NRSG136 Pharmacology for Practical Nurses Lab
NRSG152 Gerontology and Community Nursing
NRSG153 Gerontology and Community Nursing Clinical
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG140 Adult Health Nursing
NRSG141 Adult Health Nursing Clinical
NRSG142 Nursing Care of Women and Children
NRSG143 Nursing Care of Women and Children Clinical
NRSG148 Leadership Issues for Practical Nurses
NRSG149 Leadership Issues for Practical Nurses Clinical

Registered Nursing A.S.

Registered Nursing A.S. Packet

Student Handbook

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
BIOH201 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
CHMY121 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHMY122 Introduction to General Chemistry Lab
M121 College Algebra
WRIT101 College Writing I
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title

RN Courses – Acceptance into the program is required to register for the following semesters.

BIOH211 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (BIOH211 May be taken prior to 2nd semester)
NRSG230 Nursing Pharmacology
NRSG231 Nursing Pharmacology Lab
NRSG232 Foundations of Nursing
NRSG233 Foundations of Nursing Lab
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG256 Pathophysiology
NRSG234 Adult Nursing I
NRSG235 Adult Nursing I Clinical
NRSG236 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing
NRSG237 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing Clinical
PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology (PSYX 100 May be taken prior to 3th semester)
Fourth Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG244 Adult Nursing II
NRSG245 Adult Nursing II Clinical
NRSG254 Mental Health Concepts
NRSG255 Mental Health Concepts Clinical
NRSG246 Health and Illness of Child and Family Nursing
NRSG247 Health and Illness of Child and Family Nursing
SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology (SOCI101 May be taken prior to 4th semester)
Fifth Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG259 Adult Nursing III
NRSG260 Adult Nursing III Lab
NRSG261 Adult Nursing III Clinical
NRSG266 Managing Client Care for the RN
NRSG267 Managing Client Care for the RN Clinical
BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences (BIOM 250 May be taken prior to 5th semester)
BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab (BIOM 251 May be taken prior to 5th semester)

LPN to BSN Pathway

Pathway Application

Student Handbook

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
BIOH201 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
BIOH211 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
CHMY121 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHMY122 Introduction to General Chemistry Lab
M121 College Algebra
PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology (PSYX 100 May be taken prior to 3th semester)
WRIT101 College Writing I
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title

LPN license required to proceed.

LPN to BSN Pathway - Acceptance into the program is required to register for the following semesters.

This schedule may deviate during 2nd and 3rd semester depending on results of individual’s advising session with Nursing Director.

WRIT201 College Writing II (BSN prerequisite course)
STAT216 Introduction to Statistics (BSN prerequisite course)
PSYX230 Developmental Psychology (BSN prerequisite course)
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG256 Pathophysiology
NRSG220 Foundations of Ethical Nursing (BSN Prerequisite Course)
NRSG236 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing
NRSG237 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing Clinical
Humanities Elective (BSN prerequisite course)
Fourth Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG244 Adult Nursing II
NRSG245 Adult Nursing II Clinical
NRSG254 Mental Health Concepts
NRSG255 Mental Health Concepts Clinical
NRSG246 Health and Illness of Child and Family Nursing
NRSG247 Health and Illness of Child and Family Nursing
SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology (SOCI101 May be taken prior to 4th semester)
Fifth Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG259 Adult Nursing III
NRSG260 Adult Nursing III Lab
NRSG261 Adult Nursing III Clinical
NRSG266 Managing Client Care for the RN
NRSG267 Managing Client Care for the RN Clinical
BIOM250 Microbiology for Health Sciences (BIOM 250 May be taken prior to 5th semester)
BIOM251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab (BIOM 251 May be taken prior to 5th semester)

TEAS Test

When

November
Wednesday 14, 2018 8:30am - 12pm
Thursday 15, 2018 1:30pm - 5pm

Where

Donaldson Campus Room 132

Registration is $58, sign up at the Cashier's Desk!

The TEAS test is a requirement if you are applying for the LPN or ASRN programs.

If you have any questions, contact the Cashiers Desk or Nursing Department.

Sorry No Refunds!

Resource information and pre-test available at ATItesting.com, the Helena College-Library or the Helena College Bookstore.

Contact Us

Brenda Johnson, Program Assistant
Phone (406)447-6985
Email brenda.johnson@helenacollege.edu

The RN program is currently accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) until the Spring of 2024.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326
Phone (404)975-5000
Fax (404)975-5020
Website acenursing.org
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