Purpose: The one-year certificate program is designed to provide the community with graduates who, after receiving licensure and under the guidance of a registered nurse or licensed physician/dentist, provide therapeutic, rehabilitative and preventative care for people of all ages and diverse cultures in various stages of dependency. The practical nurse takes care of patients in extended care and in other non-acute care settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for licensure after successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for licensed practical nurses include staff positions in long-term care facilities, doctors’ offices, correctional facilities, clinics, schools and other structured health care settings.
Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the College, there are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information on the program in a booklet, which can be found on the program’s web page, in the Admissions and Advising Center, and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.