Practical Nursing

Skilled nurses are in high demand, and aspiring licensed practical nurses can work and earn their diplomas at the same time—through the part-time Practical Nursing diploma program at Clarkson College.
Classes will be scheduled so you can complete your courses over a two-year period—with computer-assisted classroom activities and lab experiences, small class sizes and clinical sections. You can earn transferable college credit hours in the program.  
If you are a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who wants to return to school and work toward increasing your earning potential as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the Clarkson College Practical Nursing program can get you on your way.  
Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), you have the option to transition into the Clarkson College LPN to BSN program.   
As a LPN applicant to the BSN program, you will be individually evaluated, and may choose to complete the program on either a full- or part-time basis for this on-campus only program. 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the LPN program, you will demonstrate the ability to operationalize practical nursing as the human science of caring. In addition, you will be able to:  

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to practice collaboratively with colleagues in other disciplines in a variety of settings. You will be able to articulate into programs of study leading to licensure as a registered nurse. View gainful employment information
Licensed Practical Nursing graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurses.

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