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USU Practical Nursing Certificate (PN)

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The USU Nursing Program prepares students to apply the concepts of nursing to provide and improve healthcare in a challenging and diverse practice environment. Science courses such as anatomy and physiology provide a foundation on which nurse educators guide student learning to acquire the core knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of contemporary nurses.

Find out what it takes to become a Practical Nurse through Utah State University's PN nursing programs. Students completing USU's PN program may continue on to earn an Associate of Applied Science RN degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN® Nursing licensure.

About This Degree

This one-year certificate program teaches students how to provide basic patient care, administer medication, monitor health, and provide comfort.  Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN® exam for licensure.  Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level Licenses Practical Nurses (LPNs).  

What do Nursing Students study?

Students enrolled in the practical nurse certificate program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing; pharmacology; and basic nursing skills.  

A Degree for students who...

  • Want to choose where they work, areas to specialize in, or degrees to use.
  • Need a flexible schedule.
  • Want an in-demand career.
  • Like caring for people.

What kind of jobs do Nursing Graduates get?

Upon passing the NCLEX-PN exam, LPNs have a variety of job settings to choose from- a fast-paced hospital environment, assist patients in a physician’s office, and provide long-term care in nursing facilities and home health care services.

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