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, students must also meet eligibility requirements specific to this program, and only a limited number of students are admitted into a given cohort. If there are more applicants during a cycle than there are available positions in the cohort, eligible applicants will be ranked according to specific criteria and students are admitted or deferred according to that rank.
Please see the Certificate, Practical Nursing Admissions Information Book, Spring 2022 Cycle for program requirements, minimum eligibility requirements, applicant ranking criteria, and other important information for prospective students.