Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks

Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls


Practical Nursing

Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Land/Campus, Online
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares students to practice within the scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse. The student is taught to use the nursing process at the practical nurse level in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in health status, and the administration of prescribed medication and treatments. Students will receive supervised learning experience in caring for individuals in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, and physician clinic settings. The successful Licensed Practical Nurse possesses excellent communication skills and abilities essential to safe and effective nursing practice as part of a health care team. The program prepares interested students for future continued education in the nursing field. The Minnesota Board of Nursing officially approves the Practical Nursing program. After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse.

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