Nursing and Nursing Assistant (513901, 513902)

The Nursing Program at Nunez Community College includes a Practical Nursing program (LPN) and a Certified Nursing Assistant program (CNA). Visit the Practical Nursing homepage by clicking on the Practical Nursing Tab above.

Available Programs:
Technical Competency Area, Certified Nursing Assistant
Technical Diploma, Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Technical Diploma program at Nunez Community College is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who desire a career entry into health care as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Recent changes in the Practical Nursing Program have been designed to help students gain a quicker entry into the nursing program and attain successful completion of the program in 16 months. Admissions requirements can be found on the Practical Nursing tab above.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) care for the sick, participate in prevention of illness and and assist in the rehabilitation of patients. They are employed in various health care settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, home health and community health facilities.

The nursing faculty at Nunez Community College subscribe to the philosophy that nursing is both an art and a scientific discipline, and endeavor to develop well rounded Practical Nurses who can apply the principles of caring, art and scientific knowledge to assist clients to achieve holistic maximum level of wellness.

This is a limited enrollment program. Successful completion of this program qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for State Licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN).

The Nursing Assistant Technical Competency Area (TCA) prepares students to provide basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings, including: long-term care, hospitals, home health care, and other health care facilities. Additional information can be found on the Certified Nursing Assistant tab above.

Visit the Nunez Community College Catalog Page for more information including Semester Calendars, Tuition and Fee Schedules, and Course Descriptions.  For more help in regards to all of our programs see the Advising Page.

CNA Program

Nursing Assistant
Career and Technical Certificate (CTC)

Nursing assistants proved basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant course prepares students for employment in long-term care, hospitals, home health care, and other healthcare facilities.

Classroom instruction includes an introduction to healthcare, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control. The program includes instruction on the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act or OBRA national skills standards. Students will receive CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers from American Heart Association).

Students participate in clinical activities under the supervision of the instructor at approved healthcare facilities including local hospitals, long term care facilities, and/or nursing homes. Upon successful completion of this course the student is qualified for certification (CNA) and employment in the areas of long term care, home health, and acute care.

View nursing.org's CNA career guide

Course Requirements:

  • Achieve ACT score of: Reading 13 OR
  • Achieve a COMPASS score of: Reading 60 OR
  • Eligibility for DEVR 0780

All students enrolling in the Nursing Assistant Program are required to obtain a criminal background prior to the start of the course.  You can begin this process by selecting the appropriate link below.  The results from this background check will be forwarded to the Health Science Division Office.  Please call the Health Science Division office prior to the first day of school to ensure your results have been received by our office.  Failure to obtain a criminal background check will result in the student having to withdraw from the program.  

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Program length: One semester

Students will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening, and TB test upon admission. Additionally, specific health requirements must be met. Students must attend several off campus clinical sites using their own means of transportation. Clinical site times will vary depending on the facility and clinical availability.

Required Course: NURS 1000: Nursing Assistant (4 credit hours)

CNA to LPN Option

The Nunez Community College Practical Nursing (LPN) program now offers credit-by-examination and profile points for applicants that hold an active certification in Nursing Assistant (CNA).
 
CNA to PN Credit By Examination Policy

Practical Nursing

Welcome to the Nunez Community College
Practical Nursing Program

Applications for the Spring PN entry will be accepted August 15th through October 15th.
Applications for the Fall PN entry will be accepted February 1st through March 30th.

The Practical Nursing Technical Diploma program at Nunez Community College is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who desire a career entry into health care as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Recent changes in the Practical Nursing Program have been designed to help students gain a quicker entry into the nursing program and attain successful completion of the program in 16 months.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) care for the sick, participate in prevention of illness and and assist in the rehabilitation of patients. They are employed in various health care settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, home health and community health facilities.

The nursing faculty at Nunez Community College subscribe to the philosophy that nursing is both an art and a scientific discipline, and endeavor to develop well rounded Practical Nurses who can apply the principles of caring, art and scientific knowledge to assist clients to achieve holistic maximum level of wellness. 

Important Links:

Prospective students who are interested in Practical Nursing should apply to Nunez Community College online at www.nunez.edu. Specific questions about the LPN program and its entrance requirements can be directed to Nursing Department at (504) 278-6380 or to Ms. Michelle Bennett, Nursing program director, mbennett@nunez.edu.

Click the links below for a full list of courses required for individual Program Completion.