Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Program

The LPN program is no longer accepting admissions portfolios for the full-time August 2017 cohort. The applicant pool is full.

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are prepared to give direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician. Employment areas include nursing homes, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and home health agencies. The PN program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN Examination). Students that successfully complete the IV Therapy for LPNs course are eligible for IV certification by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000;

All applicants to the PN Program must be certified as a nurse aide (CNA) or have completed a medical assistant (MA) program.

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Admission Information

2016-2017 Practical Nursing Student Handbook

2015-2016 Practical Nursing Student Handbook

Gainful Employment Information
Note: The Gainful Employment Information page provides data representative of the previous calendar year. As such, tuition and other information may differ from that of current or future years. This information is updated each January.


2016-2017 Program Details

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 6/15/2017 (plus two additional weeks for NCLEX-PN Preparation)

Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m., and weekends)

  • 1/10/2017 – Spring 2018


Pre-Requisite 2016–2017 Dates

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/23/2016 – 10/11/2016

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 12-4 p.m.)

  • 10/18/2016 – 12/15/2016

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m.)

  • 1/10/2017 – 4/27/2017

BIO 106 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/26/2016 – 11/18/2016
  • 2/27/2017 – 4/27/2017

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2016 – 9/14/2016

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 12-4 p.m.)

  • 10/19/2016 – 11/9/2016

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 5-9 p.m.)

  • 1/11/2017 – 2/1/2017

HPR 178 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/26/2016 – 10/20/2016
  • 2/27/2017 – 3/17/2017


Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 930.00
  • Total Credit Hours: 39.00
  • Cost per Credit: $211
  • Prerequisite Credit Hours: 5.00
  • Cost per Prerequisite Credit: $110
  • Additional Fees: $936
  • Estimated Program Cost: $9,165 + $848 for prerequisites ($223 for HPR 178 and $625 for BIO 106) (books may add to your final cost)


Code Course Credits
NUR 101 Pharmacology Calculations 1.00
NUR 102 Alterations in Adult Health I 4.00
NUR 103 Basic Health Assessment for the Practical Nurse 1.00
NUR 104 Alterations in Adult Health II 5.00
NUR 105 PN Arts and Skills 6.00
NUR 110 Pharmacology for Practical Nursing 3.00
NUR 111 Advancement into Practical Nursing 1.00
NUR 113 Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn Nursing 2.00
NUR 114 Basic Concepts Pediatric Nursing 2.00
NUR 115 Basic Concepts of Mental Health Nursing 1.00
NUR 116 Basic Concepts of Geriatric Nursing 1.00
NUR 131 Clinical I: Application of Practical Nursing Arts & Skills when Caring for Adult Patients 3.00
NUR 132 Clinical II: Application of Adult Health 2.00
NUR 133 Clinical III: Application of Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn and Pediatric Nursing 1.00
NUR 134 Clinical IV: Advanced Applications in Adult Health 3.00
NUR 201 IV Therapy for LPNs 3.00
BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.00
HPR 178 Medical Terminology 1.00

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Earning Potential

Entry Level

  • Hourly Pay = $18.74
  • Annual Salary = $38,981


  • Hourly Pay = $24.03
  • Annual Salary = $49,9841


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Practical Nurse


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Assisted living centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Medical clinics
  • Urgent care facilities

Emily Griffith Practical Nursing Program Granted further Accreditation

The Emily Griffith Technical College Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and Candidacy status through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). This organization was formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC).  Candidacy is the first achievement towards full accreditation by the ACEN.

The ACEN’s mission supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation.  Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.  Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the program as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved.  The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules, and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.

For more information regarding the ACEN, please contact:

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