Certificate in Practical Nursing

The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor. 

Note: All students enrolled in the Practical Nursing programs must have health insurance by the start of the Fall semester and maintain it throughout their enrollment in the program. It is recommended that students obtain health insurance prior to being accepted into the program as Open Enrollment dates do not correlate with admission dates.  Failure to have health insurance by the start of the program will require the student to be unenrolled from the program.  


Three semesters (one-year) program.


The practical nursing curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skill to care for patients of all age groups and to qualify as contributing members of the health care team. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

Practical nursing is an academically rigorous program. The Practical Nursing Program is open to men and women who provide evidence of interest, motivation and aptitude in the area of health care. Students shall be selected on the basis of established criteria and without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability. Students with disabilities, who meet the admission requirements, pass the physical/mental exam and submit the physical form signed by the physician stating that they are able to perform as practical nurses in the clinical setting are eligible for admission. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the physical/mental requirements for state licensure.

Occupational Objectives

Opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N). include employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, day-care centers, Civil Service, primary care offices, rehabilitation facilities, industry, the military, home health, and private duty nursing.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:

Program Disclosure

Gainful Employment Information

For more information, contact:

Carol Williams
Carol Williams
Administrative Assistant for Nursing and Health Professions
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