The St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) Practical Nursing program is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. (http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/).
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. 404-975-5000. (www.acenursing.org).
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide learning opportunities in various settings where students work closely with physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in the delivery of delegated medical care and skills. In addition, assistance is provided to individuals to meet their basic human needs. The program stresses meeting basic needs within the framework of normal growth and development throughout the life span. Learning experiences are developed utilizing the nursing process as a framework for training the practical nursing student. Emphasis is placed on safe practice and the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Past experience, the study of sciences, and personal initiative are all considered important for success in this program. The program is fully approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
The Practical Nursing Program provides a foundation for career mobility with associate or baccalaureate professional nursing programs.
The Part-time Evening/Weekend Practical Nursing Program is offered every odd numbered year (2015, 2017, 2019). This part-time program is specifically designed for working adults who are interested in becoming PNs but have other responsibilities that interfere with their ability to attend the rigorous full-time day Practical Nursing Program. Classes will be provided in a combination of evening, weekend and online. The program is designed at a slower pace to be completed over 4 semesters and one - two summer session(s). This will be a continuous program. If a student needs to leave the part-time program, they will need to wait until the next cohort beings.
Additional Program Information is available from this webpage on the right-hand side including the Admissions Process for the programs, Program Faculty Information, and other important program related information. Please review all of the program information on the Program Admissions link. This is a professional education program and you will be expected to display personal responsibility and understanding of the requirements of the program and profession. If you still have additional questions, please attend an information meeting and learn more about applying to the program and what types of jobs this education can lead towards.
Program Information Session
To learn more about the Practical Nursing program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:
- Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
- Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
- Get your questions answered.
Watch the program video and review program web pages for more information.