Practical Nursing

Licensed practical nurses work under the supervision of registered nurses, physicians, dentists, osteopaths or podiatrists.

Job prospects for LPNs are expected to be excellent, according to the U.S. Labor Department, with employment in nursing care facilities growing in response to the long-term care needs of a rapidly growing population of very old people as well as general growth in health care. Employment is projected to grow by 25 percent during the decade ending in 2022.

The CCC Practical Nursing program is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN test required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Graduates are well prepared to practice as an LPN in a variety of settings.

The program is offered at CCC's Columbus and Grand Island campuses and Kearney Center.

Please go to our online catalog for program requirements and course descriptions.

Following are printer-friendly forms needed to complete the application process for the PN program.

 The following applications are online forms: 

LPN Mobility

If a student wishes to progress from the Central Community College Practical Nursing program to the ADN program, he/she must reapply through the Grand Island Campus admissions office and meet ADN admission criteria. Graduates of other practical nursing programs will follow the complete application procedure.

The Licensed Practical Nurse-Certified 

The LPN-C course prepares LPNs for an expanded scope of practice including IV therapy, NG insertion and associated assessment/interventions.

For more information on the LPN-C course, contact:

Grand Island - Pat Muth at 308-398-7456 or 1-877-222-0780 ext. 7456 (in state only)

Columbus - Beth Mueller at 402-562-1266

Kearney - Colleen Quadhamer at 308-338-4003

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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 20:22