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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
  • WIA Certified

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.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks 56721
  • Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls 56701

Labor Market Information

  • Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Median wage: $20.36/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529