The Practical Nursing program offers concentrated basic study and laboratory/clinical practice in nursing fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to become practical nurses who can work with patients throughout the life-span. Students will gain knowledge in medical-surgical, maternal-child, and geriatric nursing. Faculty facilitate clinical experience in area health care agencies. Students will have hands-on clinical experience in a variety of health care facilities. SCC instructors provide close supervision and guidance in the clinical settings.