Health Sciences Program
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Practical Nurse - Associate of Applied Science Degree
Changing lives - achieving dreams
Start your health care career as a practical nurse at Great Falls College.
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, RN, BSN, MSN, is the new GFC MSU Practical Nursing Program Director. She will take her position on July 1, 2013. Ms. Martin hails from Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s in Nursing Education from Walden University. She is currently a faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “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.|
Sandy Heyward, RN, BSN, MSN, joined the GFC MSU as a practical nurse faculty member on January 7, 2013. Ms. Heyward most recently worked at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Sandy is excited to share her work experience with her students. She has worked as a nurse in the areas of gastrointestinal general medicine, surgery, and hemodialysis.
Status of Nursing Programs
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