Intermediate Technical Certificate: Practical Nursing, Vet to Nurse Option

(1-2 Years)

Program Prerequisites

Select one of the following:4-8
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
Program Requirements:
PNUR 0150Veteran to Nurse Pharmacology5
PNUR 0151Veteran to Nurse Nursing Fundamentals4
PNUR 0152Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Nursing7
PNUR 0153Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Nursing3
PNUR 0154Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing3
PNUR 0155Veteran to Nurse Fundamental Practicum3
PNUR 0156Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Practicum4
PNUR 0157Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Practicum2
PNUR 0158Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing Practicum1
Total Credits36-40

Learning outcomes for the Veteran to Nurse program can be evidenced in any of the following five ways:

  1. Credit through equivalent military service and coursework as documented on military educational transcripts;
  2. Credit through experiential learning assessment (this requires the creation of a portfolio by the student and is limited to 25 percent of the total credits required for the certificate);
  3. Credit by challenge examination (limited to a 24 credits maximum);
  4. Transfer credit for equivalent transcripted coursework earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and
  5. Credit from formal coursework earned in the ISU Practical Nursing program by completing modules of instruction that address deficiencies between the military experience of a specific veteran and the desired learning outcomes of the program.  

Credit for prior learning is limited to a maximum of 50 percent of the total credits of the certificate, with differential limits being assigned to the various types of prior learning.  A minimum of 16 resident credit hours must be completed at ISU. Please note “When the credit awarded is dependent upon evaluation by Idaho State University faculty, such as Experiential Learning Assessment or Challenge Examination, credit will be counted as resident credit.” [ISU Undergraduate Catalog: Alternative Credit Opportunities]