Nurses are in such high demand these days that at any given time
there are typically more job openinings than there are occupants to fill
them. Nunez Community College provides the programs that train our
students for various opportunities in the nursing field.
The Nursing Assistant Technical Competency Area (TCA)
prepares students to provide basic bedside care and comfort to patients
and residents in multiple healthcare settings, including Long-Term
Care; Hospitals; Home Health Care; and, other Healthcare Facilities.
On average, Nursing Assistants earn $21,853 to $26,586 annually.
more information on the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program,
including the CNA Curriculum, Drug Screen Policy, and the CNA-PN Credit
by Exam Information, please see the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Section of the website.
Practical Nurses or LPN's provide general nursing care under the
direction and supervision of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,
licensed Physicians, Dentists or Optometrists.
Our Practical Nursing Technical Diploma
has a unique, accelerated curriculum: After a student has completed the
prerequisite courses, the Practical Nursing program is approximately
twelve (12) months long.
Once in the PN program,
students attend class or clinicals on a busy forty (40) hours a week
schedule. Classroom hours are typically 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday
through Friday. Clinical times will vary depending on the clinical site.
Our semesters align with the College Catalog and allows for breaks and
Successful completion of this program
qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure
Examination for State Licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN).
begin in the Fall and Spring. All prerequisite classes must be
completed by May for Fall enrollment, and by August for Spring
enrollment. This is a limited enrollment program.
Practical Nurses earn an average of $35,119 - $49,283 per year.
more information on the Practical Nursing (LPN) program, including
Admissions Requirements, Application Process, Pre-Admission Testing,
Curriculum, Student Resources, and the CNA-PN Plan, please see the Practical Nursing (LPN) Section
of the website.
You may also reference the Nunez Community College Catalog Page
for more information including Semester Calendars, Tuition and Fee
Schedules, Course Descriptions, and more. (Important Note: Course and
Credit Hour requirements are based upon the College Catalog for the
Academic Year that the student declared their major.)