Nursing Department Program Information 


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Nursing Assistant


Practical Nursing


Associate Degree Nursing







The Nursing Department offers three different levels of education to prepare students to gain entry into the healthcare profession: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Associate Degree Nursing

The Nursing Assistant  (NA) program is a 120-hour technical diploma program which prepares students to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) after successful completion of the National Nurse Aide registry exam. The CNA provides for the personal needs and comfort of people with health problems under the direction of a licensed nurse (either RN or LPN).

The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a 29 credit technical diploma program which prepares students to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) after successful completion of the State Board exam. The LPN works with and under the supervision of the RN.

The LPN to Associate Degree (ADN) Pathway Program focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need in the real world of Nursing. The Pathway Program allows students who have their license as an LPN to enter into the 3rd semester of the ADN program after the LPN to ADN Pathway Course is successfully completed. The Pathway Course is offered every summer to a limited number of students. Once you have successfully completed the course you will then enter the 3rd semester of the ADN program in the Fall or Winter term of that academic year.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 70 credit associate degree program which prepares students to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) after successful completion of the State Board exam. The RN works in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide holistic health care for the client.


NOTE:  You can NOT apply to both the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs.  You have to select one or the other.


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