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This program is designed for students interested in becoming a licensed practical nurse as an entry into the nursing career ladder program.

The Practical Nursing program prepares a student to be a direct care giver in hospitals, long-term facilities and ambulatory care-clinic settings. The student must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and writing in order to be admitted to this program. This program has selective admission requirements and requirements may change from year-to-year. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the current admission requirements.

The application deadline is March 1 of every year. Classes begin in August. Students complete the program in May and are eligible to take the State Board examination (NCLEX) for LPN Licensure.

Completion of the Practical Nurse Certificate allows graduates to progress to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LPN to BSN program.

Academic Requirements for Professional Certificate in Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program prepares the graduate to be a direct caregiver in hospitals, home health, mental health settings, long-term facilities and ambulatory care clinic settings.


PN-NCLEX Pass Rate

Five-year average pass rate of CMU graduates, the national average is 83.18%.


Job Placement Rate

Five-year average of graduates employed within 12 months of completing the program.


Program Completion Rate

Five-year average of students who entered and completed the program in 150% of the time from entrance of the program.

Program Accreditation

The practical nurse program received accreditation in October 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326