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Practical Nursing Program
Career Outlook

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).

Begin Your Nursing Career With Us...

The practice of nursing is an art. Let us help you paint a picture of your future with convenient times, multiple locations and various tracks to make your dream come true.


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The CSN Practical Nursing Program is undergoing an accreditation site visit from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing on February 2, 2023.  The public is invited to attend a meeting on the West Charleston campus, building “K”, room 234 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., or via Teams at this link: Click here to join the meeting, Meeting ID: 292 826 132 953, Passcode: zcs6pD

CSN Nursing Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.)

Program Outcomes 2021-2022
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate  13/1681.25%
Program Completion Rate  16/2176.2%
Job Placement  2/2100%*