Practical Nursing Certificate
Area of Study: Nursing
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency in Practical Nursing
Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding certificate eligibility.
Note: This program will no longer admit students after Fall 2019.
Fall 2020 Program Admission Requirements:
Starting Fall 2020 the Division of Nursing will be transitioning to a one-plus-one curriculum. Effective Fall 2020, all Nursing students will need to apply to the Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Nursing. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
The new nursing curriculum is presented as a career ladder concept based curriculum designed to improve nursing career mobility and provide seamless progression from nurse aide certification to practical nurse certification to the associate degree in applied science in nursing. Students who successfully complete the two prerequisite nursing courses are eligible to sit for the ODH STNA (Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide) examination and progress to the nursing program after meeting all admission requirements. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. Students who complete the second year of the program will be awarded an associate degree in applied science and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. All students are admitted using a common admission criteria.
The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year certificate program that admits students annually each fall semester. It has day and evening components. Entry requirements must be met prior to admission. Information about admission into the P.N. program can be found in the Practical Nurse Information Packet.
The Practical Nursing Program has a day and evening track. Students are admitted to the program ONLY in the fall semester. The program consists of three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). Annually, up to 64 students are accepted into the day track and up to 48 students in the evening/weekend track. Corresponding day and evening lectures and labs are held at the Tri-C Metropolitan Campus. Clinicals are held in a variety of acute care settings.