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Medic to LPN (CA)

Nature of Work

Practical Nursing focuses on the performance of selected acts in the care of the ill, injured, or infirmed under the direction of a registered professional nurse. Upon completion of the program, the practical nurse becomes a skilled and knowledgeable technician.

Career Opportunities

Nurses work with people of all ages in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Public Health
  • Military
  • Federal Government



The Practical Nursing program at the College of Southern Nevada at the West Charleston campus, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulation, the most recent Board of Commissioners accreditation decision, which will be one of the following:

  • Initial Accreditation
  • Continuing Accreditation
  • Continuing Accreditation with Conditions
  • Continuing Accreditation with Warning
  • Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause
  • Denial of Continuing Accreditation

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

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.
The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Medic to LPN (CA) Requirements

*See Practical Nursing Requirements for students who have not successfully completed military health care training: Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program (Navy and Air Force), Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician, or Army Health Care Specialist.

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.

Licensure as a Practical Nurse

Once you have completed the required courses, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, and will then be eligible to apply for state licensure by examination. If you desire career mobility, you may elect to apply for advanced placement for LPN's in the Associate Degree (RN) Program.

In addition to successfully completing the prescribed course of study in an approved school of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) requires that candidates for licensure be (1) of good moral character (2) in good physical and mental health. Prospective students are advised that if they have been convicted of a felony prior to admission to the program that this may preclude subsequent licensure to practice as a nurse in Nevada (NRS 632.320). If this is the case, it is suggested that the prospective student contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing prior to applying to the program.

Click here for information on Criminal Convictions for those seeking a Nursing Career in Nevada

Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Open Entry Program Checklist This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking an Open-Entry Health Science Certificate of Achievement or Completion.

Find out how to Transfer Credits to CSN from other colleges.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact one of our Health Programs Advisement Offices.

  • Charleston Campus: (702) 651-5885, Building K Lobby
  • North Las Vegas Campus: (702) 651-4415, Main Building Room E204
  • Henderson Campus: (702) 651-3563, Building H Room 234

Or contact the Program Director, Emelda Jones, directly:

  • at 702-651-5649 or 702-651-7529, or
  • via e-mail.