Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work in a variety of settings, from physician offices to extended health care facilities
- Work with clients of various ages, from children to the elderly
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Gainful Employment Data
Strong Transfer History
- Many Registered Nursing degree programs have specific tracks for LPNs who wish to become RNs. Graduates of the Practical Nursing Certificate can receive advanced standing in state colleges for some technical coursework, which shortens the time required to complete a Nursing associate's degree.
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Local nursing home and rehabilitation facilities
- Elementary schools
- Home Care agencies
Co-op Salary Projections
Practical Nursing Certificate (PNC)
Program Prerequisites: Students seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate program must complete selective enrollment requirements. Students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss eligibility and deadlines for selective enrollment.
|PN 101||Practical Nursing Concepts 1||5||9||8|
|BIO 117||Human Body in Health and Disease *||3||0||3|
|BIO 127||Human Body in Health and Disease Laboratory *||0||2||1|
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective||1||0||1|
|PN 102||Practical Nursing Concepts 2||7||9||10|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|PN 103||Practical Nursing Concepts 3||4||6||6|
|MCH 100||Healthcare Informatics||2||0||2|
|PN 185||Practical Nursing Role Transition||2||8||2|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1||3||0||3|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Survival Skills||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies||2|
|FYE 110||Community College Experience||3|
Biology Requirements: Students may take BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1 and BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 in place of BIO 117 Human Body in Health and Disease and BIO 127 Human Body in Health and Disease Laboratory. Students who choose to take these courses must complete BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 by the end of the second semester.
Learn about the Health Program Progression process.
PNC Progression Important Dates 2015-2016
Special Admission Requirements Students seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate program must complete specific progression requirements. Students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss progression eligibility and deadlines.
Practical Nursing Progression Requirements
Attend Practical Nursing Information Session
Maintain Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater Maintain Math & Science GPA 2.0 or greater
All students entering the PNC program must verify that they are in good standing on a State Tested Nurse Aide registry
Complete PNC Application during the open enrollment period
If applicable, provide documentation of health care work history on company letterhead
Applicants moving forward will be notified of these additional requirements CPR certification – Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer
PNC Statement of Health with current immunizations
Criminal Background Check
Proof of health insurance, active first day of semester
Maintain GPA requirements
Please work closely with your advisor as you prepare to apply to the Practical Nursing Certificate Program.
To apply for progression complete the PNC Progression application eform.
Credentialing Graduates must pass NCLEX-PN, the national standardized practical nursing examination, to practice as a licensed practical nurse.
Program Cost Sheet (Forthcoming)
Health and Public Safety Ready to Progress Policy
Denise Rohr RN, MSN
Robin Everhart RN, MSN