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Academic Programs

Practical Nursing (PN)

Sioux City, Denison, Cherokee and Hybrid Online
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

This program prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, and assistance with examinations and treatment. Pre-requisite: CNA Certification.


Upon completion of the Practical Nursing (LPN) coursework, you will be eligible to take the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure exam.

This national and state/regional examinations for licensure are required to practice in any state. A social security number is required to take the exams and apply for licensure.


The practical nursing program at Western Iowa Tech Community College located in Sioux City, Iowa is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for practical nursing program is continuing accreditation.


Pamela Ives, ext 1313, pamela.ives@witcc.edu
Heather Badar MSN, ext 1288, heather.badar@witcc.edu
Lora Knaack MSN, ext 1476, lora.knaack@witcc.edu
Gabriella McDermott MSN, ext 2889, gabriella.mcdermott@witcc.edu
Kerry Patchin BSN, Cherokee, ext 2733, kerry.patchin@witcc.edu
Brenda Wimmer MSN, Denison, ext 2623, brenda.wimmer@witcc.edu
Amber Keinath MSN, Denison, amber.keinath@witcc.edu
Kara Bral MSN, Cherokee, ext 2890, kara.bral@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson MSN, ext 1421, teri.peterson@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 151 Nutrition 3
PNN 624 Nursing I 9
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PNN 625 Nursing II 9



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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu