Practical Nursing

Certificate program at Bay College

Female nurse smiling in a hospital room

Why Practical Nursing?

The Practical Nursing (PN) program equips students with the skills needed for employment as a nurse within a year. Practical nursing is a three semester program, and those who complete the program are awarded a Practical Nursing Certificate. Graduates will also meet the educational requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) upon completion.  

PROGRAM SHEET

Why Bay College?

The Practical Nursing certificate program at Bay College prepares students to demonstrate entry-level competencies, providing basic nursing care to all age groups. This curriculum includes a background in the biological sciences, social sciences, general education, and nursing theory. Students will receive supervised clinical experiences in the hospitals, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities,  physician’s offices and within the high-tech simulation center on campus. A bridge program is also available at Bay College for LPNs who later desire to continue their education and attain a registered nursing degree and beyond.

Certificate Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Nursing - Certificate (RE only)36.00

Career Opportunities

Jobs in most areas of nursing are plentiful, fast-paced, and growing, with the employment rate nearing 100%! Entry level Licensed Practical Nurses may find employment in a variety of practice settings, including, but not limited to:

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Long-term and Extended Care Facilities
  • Clinics
  • Physician’s Offices

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