Please review our FAQs for information and updates for PCC's Nursing programs during PCC's campus closure.

Start Your Career in Nursing

Our nursing programs offer a variety of education tracks and career options within the nursing career field. From our degree programs in vocational nursing to registering nursing, our courses prepare you with the skills and expertise to succeed in the quickly growing career field of nursing.

Vocational Nursing

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Program is an 11 month program that leads to a Certificate of Nursing Achievement and eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, the licensure exam required to become a LVN. Completion of the LVN program and licensure allows you to apply to enter the second year of the RN program using the LVN to RN career ladder option.

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Registered Nursing

The Registered Nursing program leads to an Associate in Science Nursing Degree (ADN) with a Certificate of Achievement in Registered Nursing. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). 

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See also our Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military Personnel

LVN to RN (career ladder) Nursing Program

The LVN to RN career ladder option is for licensed LVNs who wish to become an RN. LVN students complete a Nursing Role Transition (Nurs 210) course and enter the ADN generic program in the 3rd of four semesters. The admission and completion requirements for the ADN generic program and the LVN to RN career ladder program are the same.

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