School of Allied Health and Nursing
Nursing, Allied Health, and Health and Life Fitness Department
Practical Nursing Certificate (216)
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The Practical Nursing certificate is a one-year program that prepares graduates to take the licensing examination (NCLEX-PN). Prospective students may select the program either on admission to the College or after completing core courses, NUR 111: Calculation of Medications in Nursing and NUR 120: Introduction to Nursing Practice. Licensed Practical Nurses function under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or a physician to provide care for clients in a variety of healthcare settings. The LPN works in a team relationship with other healthcare providers.
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