Associate of Applied Science Degree

Start your health care career as a practical nurse at Great Falls College. Nursing Class of 2014

Learn from highly qualified nursing faculty in the largest simulated hospital in Montana. State-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulators provide a realistic health-care experience designed to supplement your on-site clinical experiences. Computerized patient simulation experience enhances assessment, decision making skills, and clinical competency within a risk free environment. 

Entrance to this program is competitive and enrollment limited. Through a 9 month, intensive program of theory and clinical experience students are provided with a firm foundation in professionalism, communication, critical thinking, and caring. The practical nursing program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate

Licensed Practical Nurses play a vital role in healthcare, providing care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings.

Once you earn your degree as a practical nurse, the option for transition in becoming a registered nurse with an Associate of Science in Nursing is available to you, in Great Falls, through our partner, MSU-Northern.

Practical Nurse - Program Staff

Kim Martin  

Kim Martin, RN, BSN, MSN
is the GFC MSU Practical Nursing Program Director.  “My vision for the Great Falls College Practical Nurse program is to shape, mold, and graduate professional, competent nurses - nurses whose caring is holistic and compassionate,” says Kim. Her first impression of the new GFC Simulated Hospital is that it is an educator’s dream, an all-inclusive lifetime facility.  

     
   

 

 

Status of Nursing Programs

Start Your Health Care Career as a Practical Nurse at Great Falls College MSU

  • Learn from highly qualified nursing faculty in the largest simulated hospital in Montana. State-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulators provide a realistic health-care experience designed to supplement your on-site clinical experiences. Computerized patient simulation experience enhances assessment, decision making skills, and clinical competency within a risk free environment.
  • Entrance to this program is competitive and enrollment limited. Through a 9 month, intensive program of theory and clinical experience students are provided with a firm foundation in professionalism, communication, critical thinking, and caring. The practical nursing program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate.
  • Licensed Practical Nurses play a vital role in healthcare, providing care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings.
  • Once you earn your degree as a practical nurse, the option for transition in becoming a registered nurse with an Associate of Science in Nursing is available to you, in Great Falls, through our partner, MSU-Northern.

Nursing at GFC MSU:  Facts and Figures

  • Since 2002, GFC MSU has graduated 201 Practical Nursing Students.  We graduated, on average, approximately 20 students per year. 
  • We have achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN (National Council of Licensing Exams-Practical Nurse) exam every year since 2002 as well.  We also have a 100% placement rate for our graduates with the majority of them taking their first jobs in Great Falls or the immediate surrounding area.
  • In fall of 2012, the College officially postponed both the practical nurse and registered nurse programs for the academic year 2012-2013. The decision was necessary due to staffing changes.
  • In January 2013 The Board of Nursing voted to reinstate the program based on the hiring of the Program Director and faculty member.  GFC MSU’s primary focus is to restore and revitalize the practical nurse program.
  • A new, collaborative partnership between Great Falls College MSU and Montana State University Northern will allow 20 students to earn their Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) entirely in Great Falls.  The two colleges have agreed that twenty (20) slots in the ADN program will be designated for GFC MSU Practical Nurse graduates. 

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