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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Special Admissions Program

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

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

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

NSCC's Practical Nursing program for Fall 2024 is closed.


Community College Nursing Scholarship Program

The Community College Nursing Scholarship program is designed to attract, incentivize, and encourage a diverse population of students to enroll in and complete a postsecondary credential or degree in the nursing profession at a Massachusetts community college. Learn more >

Program Requirements

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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.

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). 

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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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