This degree is a selective admissions program. Please read How to Apply for details.
The Practical Nursing certificate program is offered at the PCC Mancos campus. Applications for Fall 2023 admission will be open on April 3, 2023 and closed May 22, 2023.
For more information, please contact PN Program Coordinator Kim Ackles at 970-564-6234 or Kimberlee.Ackles@pueblocc.edu
The Practical Nursing program will teach you direct patient care skills that you can apply in numerous healthcare settings. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. It integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse institutions. After successfully completing the two semesters of the program, you will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). A successful performance on the NCLEX-PN will awards you state licensure and qualifies you for the title of Licensed Practical Nurse.
Total credits: 43
General education – 7 credits
Core curriculum – 36 credits
The licensure requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit Licensed Practical Nurse State Chapters to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
PCC has not determined if the Licensed Practical Nurse meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.