Healthcare Professions - Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Program

Working as an LPN could very well be one of the most rewarding careers available. One of the most important reasons for becoming a nurse is to help others, which is a benefit in itself.Our nurses are prepared to enter the healthcare field after the varied educational experiences that they get at DMTC. They participate in theory, technical and clinical experiences during their time here that will help them begin in their nursing career or continue their education to becoming an Registered Nurse (RN) or get their advanced degrees in Nursing

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The Practical Nursing program at Technical College of the Rockies is designed to prepare our students to administer basic nursing care. We are one of only four colleges in the state of Colorado with a PN program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and we have had that accreditation since 2010. This program provides a diversified learning experience, correlates theory and clinical practice, and effectively guides and supervises the students as they progress in their nursing education. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing.

Each year more than 97% of our graduates pass the NCLEX on their first attempt and in 2010 and 2014, the PN program at TCR was ranked #1 in the nation as measured by the NCLEX Program Reports for their student pass rate and accuracy.

At DMTC, theory, technical, and clinical experiences are provided to prepare the graduate to function as a practical nurse. We are the only PN program in which the students get to participate in acute care clinical experience, and all of our students rotate through clinicals that include the operating room, emergency room, intensive care unit, home health, pediatric clinics, oncology, obstetrics, midwifery, public health department and mental health. Our faculty creates a learning environment that facilitates opportunities for practice of therapeutic nursing interventions, effective communication techniques, self‐awareness, critical thinking, and decision making. Ninety to ninety‐five percent of our PN students further their education and receive their Associate of Applied Science (RN), Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree in Nursing.

*Estimated costs include tuition, registration, and other fees. Most programs require the purchase of books and supplies which are not included in the costs. All prices are subject to change without notice.

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*Estimated costs include tuition, registration, and other fees. Most programs require the purchase of books and supplies which are not included in the costs. All prices are subject to change without notice.