Practical Nurse


Career Description:

The Practical Nurse program prepares individuals to function as entry-level practical nurses with the ability to give safe, effective nursing care. The Practical Nurse program at Great Falls College Montana State University is approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing.

Job Opportunities:

Upon completion of the Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing, students will be prepared to to sit for the national licensure examination for practical nursing and begin a successful career as a practical nurse.

Great Falls College Program and Curriculum:

The Practical Nurse program is a limited enrollment program. Interested students must apply for entry into the program. An application packet is available on the program website after February 15 of each year. The length of the program is two consecutive semesters after a semester of pre-requisites. Beginning in Spring 2017, Great Falls College MSU will offer Practical Nursing as a hybrid program with distance learning options.

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