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Practical Nursing Program Certificate
Code: F_CER_NR4 Campus: Boulder County
The Boulder County Campus offers a Practical Nursing program that is designed to prepare students to function as practical nurses. Employment opportunities are found in numerous health care organizations. Graduates of this program receive a certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensing Examination, Practical Nursing NCLEX®-PN for licensure to practice as an LPN.
The program is designed for students whose primary goal is practical nursing. The practical nursing program is a one-year full- time program of study but students may elect a part time program of study (four semesters).
In the past, students have been placed on waitlists. The Practical Nursing Program is transitioning to an admissions process that identifies those students who are best prepared for the program and assist those who wish to be admitted by identifying general education areas in need of further skill improvement before entering the practical nursing courses. At this point, no further students will be placed on the waitlist. Students whose names are currently on the program waitlist will remain on the list and will be offered admission as their names reach the top. Students who are currently on the waitlist must periodically reaffirm their intention to be admitted to the program and should make sure that mailing addresses and contact information are current.
The program's competitive admission process utilizes scores from a preadmission assessment examination given periodically at Boulder County Campus. Students must have completed requirements for Practical Nursing Program admission. (However, students may be currently enrolled in some prerequisite courses if they will be satisfactorily completed prior to program start.) Students wishing to sit for the preadmission assessment examination must submit an application attesting to completion (or near completion) of requirements. Students may retake the entire preadmission assessment exam once, after six months (contact department for policy); the most current scores will be used for the competitive admission process.
Contact department for policy regarding transferring from another nursing program.
Front Range Community College's Practical Nursing program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 www.acenursing.org