NCC recognizes that not all nursing students follow the same goal-oriented approach, and therefore offers two career options: the associate degree to become a registered nurse (RN) or the practical nursing certificate for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).
Each program is comprised of general education and nursing courses that include planned clinical experience. Nursing education provides the students with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competent beginning level practice. It prepares a caring and empathetic nurse, who functions as a self-directed learner and accepts responsibility for professional behavior.
Admission into both programs is selective, with minimum admission requirements including pre-required courses and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the LPN prerequisites and a 3.0 in the RN prerequisites. All program applicants should meet with an academic advisor to discuss these and other eligibility requirements. Graduates of both programs share high success rates on the licensure exams and are qualified to enter the job market in a variety of roles.