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Nursing Students at GRCC

Practical Nursing Certificate Program

(Students should initially enroll in Curriculum Code 323)

Information on Enrolling in GRCC's health programs

Practical Nursing Program Curriculum

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for the physically or mentally ill. Under the direction of registered nurses, physicians or dentists, they provide nursing care that requires considerable specialized knowledge. Job opportunities for LPNs are expected to be very good in the years ahead.

Practical Nursing at GRCC is a three semester program (including one summer term) with one pre-nursing semester. The program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850 Atlanta GA 30326 404-975-5000. The new applicant for licensure will be asked about substance abuse and/or felony conviction. According to public statute, previous felonies or misdemeanors for substance abuse, physical abuse, and/or criminal sexual conduct are likely to prevent an applicant from completing the program, taking the licensure exam NCLEX-PN and/or employment. Upon request, the Nursing Director will provide a list of rules and regulations governing licensure and employment in Michigan.

Students are admitted to the Practical Nursing program twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Winter semester. Students complete a pre-nursing semester and attend classes four or five days/week for 3 semesters of nursing course work. Details are available in the Nursing Programs office.