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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: 100%
  • Retention/Completion rate for Practical Nursing program: 87%
  • Job placement rate for Practical Nursing program (within 6 months of graduation): 100%
  • NCLEX pass rate for Registered Nursing program: 90.3%
  • 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.

Gainful Employment Information

Practical Nursing Application Packet (Currently being updated. Check back soon!)

Student Handbook

First Semester Courses
Course # Title

 

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

Second Semester Courses

Course # Title

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. - Accepting applications April 26 - May 10, 2021 for Fall 2021 term start.

Registered Nursing A.S. Packet

APA Rubric

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 Bridge Curriculum

Application

Student Handbook

Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
NRSG256 Pathophysiology
NRSG220 Foundations of Ethical Nursing
NRSG236 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing
NRSG237 Health and Illness of Maternal Nursing Clinical
Humanities Elective
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

Starting in September 2021, the TEAS TEST will be offered on the first Friday of each month at 10:00am.
FALL DATES:

  • September 3, 2021
  • October 1, 2021
  • November 5, 2021
  • December 3, 2021

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

Registration is $70. To sign up and make payment please call the Cashier at 406-447-6922.

No refunds if you are unable to attend or cancel.

Registration fee will forward to a future testing date.

Plan Accordingly!
Should we cancel, all registered students will be called and rescheduled.

Resource information and pre-test available at ATItesting.com, and the Helena College Library. 
For questions please contact the Testing Center at 406-447-6946 or testingcenter@helenacollege.edu. Thank you!

The Associate nursing program at Helena College University of Montana at the Donaldson Campus located in Helena, Montana is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Fax (404)975-5020
Website acenursing.org
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
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