Certificate program at Bay College
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.
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.
PN-NCLEX Licensure Exam Pass Rates
- January 2017-December 2017 90.91%
- January 2018-December 2018 89.13%
- January 2019-December 2019 93.75%
- January 2020-December 2020 90.00%
Completion Rates for PN Program*
- December 2017 West Campus Graduates-76.47%
- December 2017 Escanaba Campus Graduates-66.67%
- August 2018 Escanaba Campus Graduates-50%
- August 2019 Escanaba Campus Graduates-33.33%
- August 2020 West Campus Graduates-72.73%
- August 2020 Escanaba Campus Graduates-16.67%
*Rates are measured by cohort participants completing within 150% of required time
|Certificate/Degree||Completion Credits||Contact Hours|
|Nursing - Certificate||36.00|
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
- Physician’s Offices
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