May 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing, 1-yr Certificate


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Total Program Credits: 45 credits

Total Program Prerequisites: 27-28 credits

Estimated Program Length: One year

Offered by the Health Professions  Division 541.463.5617

Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Associate Dean of Health Professions 541.463.5754

Dean Grant Matthews

Purpose Completion of this program gives the student a certificate in Practical Nursing (PN) which meets the educational requirements for the national exam for PN licensure (NCLEX-PN).

Learning Outcomes Completion of this program gives the student a certificate in Practical Nursing (PN) which meets the educational requirements for the national exam for PN licensure (NCLEX-PN).

  • Identify issues and care for clients in multiple healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to develop a nursing care plan and identify the difference between the LPN and RN roles in developing and implementing the plan.
  • Pathophysiology, medical management and nursing intervention in caring for clients with all conditions to include acute, chronic, obstetrics, psychiatric and terminal illnesses.
  • Understand the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

Accreditation Practical Nursing, accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97163-0685, oregon.gov/OSBN.

Licensing & 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).

Admission Information Program website: lanecc.edu/hp/nursing

Application website: lanecc.edu/hp/nursing/licensed-practical-nursing-application-information

Drug testing, criminal back-ground check and immunizations required. Consult lanecc.edu/hp/nursing/licensed-practical-nursing Information on criminal background checks and disqualifying crimes can be found at the Oregon Board of Nursing at: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3929

Advising For assistance with meeting application or program requirements contact Health Professions Advising in Building 30 at the Information Desk or in Building 1, Room 103 or E-mail NursingProgram@lanecc.edu with your specific questions.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County - 10 annually
Oregon - 119 annually

Lane County average hourly - $22.76 average annual - $47,336
Oregon average hourly - $23.97 average annual - $49,871

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $675
Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals   $248
Computers/Internet Service   $850
Differential Fees*   $3,742
Program Specific Fees   $2,727
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $5,797
  Total Estimated Cost $14,039

*This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program. These fees and other course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • The most recent BI 233  course must have been completed within 7 years prior to starting the PN Program.

Program Prerequisites


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

Prerequisite to Apply (11-13 credits)


Prerequisite for Admission (15 credits)


REQUIRED: Must be a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Program Core Courses


CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP not accepted.

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