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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Practical Nursing – LPN (pnc)


Practical Nursing

43 credits

Required courses

Please note: This is a health occupations program with specific admissions criteria and process. More information and required application and health forms are available from the Admissions Office.

The certificate

Prepares you for a career as a practical nurse, who provides direct and competent bedside care for adults and children in nursing homes and hospitals. You will be required to take a rigorous combination of liberal arts and clinical nursing courses over 40 weeks between September and the end of June.

Your next step

Take the LPN licensure examination and enter the LPN work force and/or continue your education in an RN program. An articulation agreement exists with GCC's Associate Degree Nursing program. Refer to page [ADNpn] for the requirements.


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Learn more

Program coordinator

Virginia Wahl, Office: VA Medical Center, (413) 582-3055,

Related links

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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