Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Program

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; www.acenursing.org.

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

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.

Student Achievement Data

 

2017-2018 Program Details

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • 8/21/2017 – 7/12/2018

 

Pre-Requisite 2017–2018 Dates

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

  • 8/22/2017 – 10/10/2017
  • 10/17/2017 – 12/14/2017
  • 1/9/2018 – 2/27/2018 

BIO 106 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/25/2017 – 11/16/2017
  • 2/26/2018 – 4/26/2018

HPR 178 Part-Time (W, 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/23/2017 – 9/13/2017
  • 1/10/2018 – 1/31/2018

HPR 178 Part-Time (W, 12-4 p.m.)

  • 10/18/2017 – 11/8/2017

HPR 178 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/25/2017 – 10/22/2017
  • 2/26/2018 – 3/25/2018

 

Program Cost

 

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Earning Potential

Entry Level

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

Experiences

  • 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.

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