The Nursing Division offers a certificate and an associate degree program designed to prepare students for employment in the health care field, as well as an opportunity for continuing advancement. Division of Nursing Mission is "We are committed to evidence-based learning which promotes excellence in nursing and pharmacy technicians and maximum development of student potential within an environment of caring."
To accomplish its mission, the Division offers:
Nursing Division Objectives
While completing the programs of the Division, the student will achieve the following through laboratory experiences on and off campus, traditional as well as alternative delivery methods:
Pictured left to right, standing: Tamara Abernathy, Janet Smith, Janice Ivers, Kathy McCon, Pamela Branch, Patty Smykowski, Marlene Stafford, Rebecca White, Diane Fergadis, Valerie Claar, Janna Lock, Allison Divine, Suzan Davis, and Nicole Reynolds. Seated from left to right: Denise Patton, Linda Castaldi, Vandasha Hill, and Angela McJunkins. Lindsay Serbousek, not pictured.
Certified Nursing Certificate (CNA)
The Nursing Assistant Certificate Program is a 7 hour program. There is a theory class for 4 credit hours and a clinical cours for 1 credit hour. Students will be involved in carrying for patients in nursing homes and the hospital. There are elective courses to complete the 7 hrs.
The Pharmacy Technician Program at NPCC will provide you with the skills necessary to work in a variety of Pharmacy settings. A pharmacy technician will perform duties such as counting, labeling and preparing medications and assisting pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in providing patient care. Pharmacy Technicians are employed in a variety of pharmacy settings including retail, hospital, long-term care, mail order, and specialty pharmacies, as in a compounding or nuclear pharmacy. Students may choose a Technical Certificate or an Associate degree.
Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
The certificate is a 12-month program that, when completed, enables the individual to apply for licensure and to write the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. (LPN).
Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree (RN)
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is designed as a two year program of full-time study. Generally, students complete the curriculum over a longer time frame. The curriculum consists of study in arts, social and biological sciences, humanities and nursing. Completion of the A. S. Degree allows the individual to apply for licensure and to write the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (RN).