Practical Nursing Certificate

 

This certificate program prepares students for careers as Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates will participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of caring interventions in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse or physician. Responsibilities may include case finding, reinforcing patient and family teaching programs through health teaching, health counseling, and provision of supportive and restorative care.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

 
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* High School Diploma or GED

* Complete a program application 

* Admission examination 

* Complete both College Composition I and Math for the Health Sciences.

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* Health screening

* Criminal background Clearance

* 2 References

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Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of New Jersey.

Major
Practical Nursing
Degree
Practical Nursing Certificate

Description

This certificate program prepares students for careers as Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates will participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of caring interventions in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse or physician. Responsibilities may include case finding, reinforcing patient and family teaching programs through health teaching, health counseling, and provision of supportive and restorative care. Students must complete a program application, and admission examination, as well as successfully complete both English Composition I and Math for the Health Sciences. Health screening and criminal background check are also required. Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing in order to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

Requirements

Accreditation

The Practical Nursing Program at Hudson County College received reaccreditation status on June 2, 2017, until July 2025 from the:
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street
PO Box 45010
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6430
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

 

Career Opportunities (Career Coach)

LPN’s can work in a variety of healthcare settings including Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Ambulatory Care Centers, Surgical Centers and Doctor Offices.

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply for the RN Nursing program at HCCC. Application is contingent upon RN admission criteria.  Upon review, graduates will enter NURSING II in the spring semester. 

TRANSFER PATHWAYS

We welcome you to begin your Journey to becoming a Nurse!

Interested in starting you nursing career? Here is what you need to know: We are excited to welcome students and future nurses. The Nursing Program admits students once a year, every fall. Qualified applicants are accepted on a “rolling Admissions”/first come basis. Once a class is filled, any additional qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list or accepted for the next admission year. Upon completion of the program graduates will receive an Associate in Science Degree–Nursing from Hudson County Community College. Admission to the Nursing Program is processed through the Nursing Program Admission and Recruitment Committee. Applications and program information may be obtained by calling the Nursing Program at (201) 360–4267 or by visiting Nursing.

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All Applicants are required to take and pass one of these entrance exams.  Applicants must achieve an acceptable score on one of these exams for admission consideration. Link to Nursing Program Information Book Page

NLN PAX RN- https://ondemand.questionmark.com/home/405669/user/register/site/5ea307716c3bc

 SAT EXAM- www.collegeboard.com

 ATI TEAS Exam- www.atitesting.com

Next Steps

 
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Need more Information? Not sure you qualify?

For more information on Nursing and Health Sciences careers, visit Career Coach.

If you need more information, please contact the Division Office:

201-360-4267

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Contact Information

Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 360-4267
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Gerri Kiefer-Necklen, MSN RN CCRN-K
Interim Program Director
(201) 360-4226
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