Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
(Certificate of Achievement)
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Practical Nursing focuses on the performance of selected acts in the care of the ill, injured, or infirmed under the direction of a registered professional nurse. Upon completion of the program, the practical nurse becomes a skilled and knowledgeable technician.
Practical nurses work with people of all ages in:
- Home Health
- Public Health
- Federal Government
The program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult (including gerontological) health nursing, family health nursing, and mental health concepts.
“In 2012, reports indicated all CSN Practical Nursing graduates passed their NCLEX exams.”
“100% of CSN Practical Nursing graduates who have passed the LPN NCLEX have reported being employed within at least 6 months.”
-CSN Practical Nursing faculty
The Practical Nursing Program is accreditated by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Practical Nursing at CSN
Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines
Career Guide and Approximate Costs
Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.
Licensure as a Practical Nurse
Once you have completed the required courses, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, and will then be eligible to apply for state licensure by examination. If you desire career mobility, you may elect to apply for advanced placement for LPN's in the Associate Degree (RN) Program.
In addition to successfully completing the prescribed course of study in an approved school of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) requires that candidates for licensure be (1) of good moral character (2) in good physical and mental health. Prospective students are advised that if they have been convicted of a felony prior to admission to the program that this may preclude subsequent licensure to practice as a nurse in Nevada (NRS 632.320). If this is the case, it is suggested that the prospective student contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing prior to applying to the program.
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This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. This material is reviewed using selection criteria and as set by the program. Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office.
Community Service Documentation Form
Health Care Experience Documentation Form
TEAS Exam Information and Registration Form
NOTE: Students who have taken the TEAS exam from another state and/or institution must have all their scores officially transferred to CSN BEFORE their specified application deadline. An unofficial copy must also be presented with their limited entry application packet.
Students accepted into the program will be required to show proof of CPR certification, health insurance, immunization against Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria and proof of a negative TB skin test. A physical examination must also be completed. This documentation is due at the mandatory advising session held one week before classes begin each semester.
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Students First Checklist
New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Students First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges
For further information, contact the Health Programs Advisement office. Additionally, it is very important that interested students attend an orientation as soon as possible for complete admissions information. Program orientations are held weekly. You can call (702)651-5015 for pre-recorded orientation information.
If you require other information, please e-mail the Health Programs Advisor directly.