PGM Code - 326A
Program Description This program prepares individuals to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Throughout the program, students integrate experience caring for patients in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and community agencies. Graduates receive a certificate in Practical Nursing. After graduation, individuals must take and pass the N-CLEX PN examination to be licensed by the State as a Practical Nurse. Licensed graduates are qualified for employment as entry level staff in long-term care facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home care agencies.
This 7 quarter part time program is designed for students who hold valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license and are currently working in a direct patient care profession such as nursing assistant, medical assistant, and surgical technician.
This program is by application only; admission requirements are
- Complete an application form for admission to the practical nursing program
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in prerequisite classes
- Two professional recommendations
- Criminal background check
- Current Certified Nursing Assistant licensure in Washington State
- Minimum of 6 months recent patient care experience
- Complete TEAS V Test
- Document technology skills
To view supplemental information and download an application form please go to: www.edcc.edu/lpn
Students planning to continue on to an RN program must meet the laddering requirements of the school to which they plan to apply.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Credit/Grade Requirements The certificate requires successful completion of 72 credits. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all college-level courses as well as achieve a minimum grade of 3.0 in each NURS course.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
Students Are Advised To
- Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
Advisers for this program are
Kyra McCoy | email@example.com | 425.640.1990
Connie Lockwood | firstname.lastname@example.org| 425.640.1691
NURS | www.edcc.edu/lpn