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Practical Nursing Program
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Students pursuing our Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing will benefit from an innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, hands-on learning, and clinical rotations through a variety of health care settings. The Practical Nursing Program also has a certificate that allows for military medics and corpsmen to bridge from medic/corpsman to practical nurse.

Why Study Practical Nursing at CSN?

The program is fully approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), a requirement for state licensure.

Practical Nurses enjoy careers in physicians' offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care settings, and home health care.

Limited Entry Program

NOTE: Nursing Program is a limited entry program.  Students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling prior to application.

Degrees and Certificates

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Practical Nursing, CA

This program is designed to prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in structured health care settings for clients of all ages who have well defined health problems with predictable outcomes.

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Practical Nursing - Military Medic/Corpsman to LPN, CA

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

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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
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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.

Program Outcomes 2022-2023
NCLEX -PN Pass Rate (First time test takers)   15/16 93.75%
Program On time Completion Rate    12/20 60% (Traditional PN students)
Program On time Completion Rate    3/4 75% (Medic to PN 1st Cohort)
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