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).

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Admissions

Candidates for NSCC's Practical Nursing program must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to applying.

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Application Requirements

Credit for Prior Learning

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Get in touch

If you have questions related to this special admissions program, or online application, please contact info@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4188.

If you have advising-related questions, please contact practicalnursing@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4160.

10

Months estimated to complete certificate.

$58,000

2016 Boston-area Median Wage.

96%

NSCC Practical Nursing student pass rates for 2019 NCLEX-RN.

Program Requirements

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Accreditation

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.).

The Practical Nursing Program at North Shore Community College at the Ferncroft Road campus located in Danvers, MA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 

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