In order to enter the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, you’ll need to complete two prerequisite courses. Both are part-time evening classes that can be completed online.
Basic Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 106)
In Basic Anatomy and Physiology, you’ll focus on basic knowledge of body structures and function, and gain a foundation for understanding deviations from normal and disease conditions.
Medical Terminology (HPR 139)
In Medical Terminology, you’ll discuss the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.
The Emily Griffith Practical Nursing program is one of the oldest in the state of Colorado. It began in 1949. In our program, you will learn how to give direct patient care in a multi-disciplinary healthcare setting. You’ll start learning and practicing essential skills immediately in our nursing skills lab and then move on to clinicals in local health care facilities.
In addition to these prerequisite courses, you must be certified as a nurse assistant (CNA) or must have completed a medical assistant (MA) program in order to be eligible for our Practical Nursing program.
Learn more about the Practical Nursing Admissions Process here. And view the full Admissions Portfolio Checklist here.
Want more information? Get the Practical Nursing Program Flyer, the Practical Nursing Program Checklist, the Student Achievement Data, the Practical Nursing Student Handbook, and the Practical Nursing Student Outcomes.