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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.

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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