NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
NWCCD 2023-2024 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Practical Nursing Certificate

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The NWCCD Nursing Program offers an optional Practical Nursing certificate.  Upon successful completion of the first year, students will have the option to earn the practical nursing certificate.  Students who earn this certificate are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to make safe clinical decisions.

2. Provide care in compliance with the practical nursing scope of practice.

3. Practice nursing according to established professional and ethical standards for the practical nurse.

4. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and team members to create a patient-centered environment.

All courses for the Nursing Certificate program must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Required Course of Study:

Program Prerequisites - 15 credits

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 16 credits

Spring Semester - 13 credits

Total Credits - 44


The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Northern Wyoming Community College District located in Sheridan, Wyoming and Gillette, Wyoming is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
Phone: 404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision (Spring 2019) made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the NWCCD Associate Degree Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

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