Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Practical Nursing, 1-yr Certificate

Program Length: 45 credits

Program Prerequisites: 23 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost for Program: $15,517

  • Resident Tuition: $5,963*
  • Technology Fees: $585
  • General Student Fees: $407** 
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable) 
  • Books / Course Materials: $500 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $2,636 (certifications-licensure-exams, health insurance, application fee, background check, drug/alcohol screening, CPR,  Kaplan/DocuCare/ELNEC learning modules, and American Data Bank account)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,335*** (nursing kit, uniforms/stethoscope/shoes, uniform laundry, ID badge and computer)
  • Differential Fees: $4,092****

 Estimated Cost of Prerequisites: $3,899

  • Resident Tuition: $3,180*
  • Technology Fees: $312
  • General Student Fees: $407** 
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for a certificate in Practical Nursing (PN), which meets the educational requirements for the national exam for PN licensure (NCLEX-PN).

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Patient-centered Care: Incorporate novice level management skills while providing patient-centered care
PLO 2 - Quality and Safety: Execute nursing care that minimize risk or harm to patients, self, and others, and use data to monitor outcomes of patient-centered care
PLO 3 - Clinical Decision-Making: Formulate clinical judgments when providing nursing care based on current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences, needs and values
PLO 4 - Professionalism: Execute nursing care that reflects integrity, accountability, and legal and ethical practice
PLO 5 - Informatics and Technology: Execute nursing care using current technology and patient information to maximize safety and optimize health
PLO 6 - Teamwork and Collaboration: Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a self-directed manner with patients, families and members of the healthcare team

Admission Information

For information about this program and the application packet, please see

Drug testing, criminal background check, and immunizations are required. 

Program Requirements

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Prerequisites to Apply (8 credits)

The following courses are required prior to application submission. In order to be competitive in the selection process, you may need additional courses. Work with your Academic Advisor to select appropriate courses.

Prerequisites for Admission (15 credits)

The following courses are required prior to beginning the program.

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted (except for PN 101B PN 102B , & PN 103B ). PN 101A  meets the Human Relations requirement and cannot be substituted. WR 121  is required to be completed prior to Fall Term of program entry. It is recommended that students also complete WR 122  by Fall Term of program entry. 


Licensing and Certification

Nursing Approval: Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) 27938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, 971.673.0685,

Licensing and Certification: Completion of this program gives a student a Certificate in Practical Nursing, which meets the educational requirements for the National Exam for PN licensure (NCLEX-PN).