Become a Licensed Practical Nurse in 10 months with a certificate from NSCC

NSCC’s Practical Nursing certificate program provides the education necessary for employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduates of NSCC’s Practical Nursing program assume responsibilities related to direct patient care in a variety of settings, including health  clinics, assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, hospitals, and home and community health agencies. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the National Council Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Priority Application Deadline is February 14, 2020


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 978-762-4160.


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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

NSCC’s Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

NSCC’s Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114.
Phone: 617-973-0900

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