Our nursing programs prepare students for a rewarding career in a variety of high-demand nursing fields.
Graduates of our Nursing Assistant or Nursing Assistant I-BEST earn a certificate and are prepared to take the state certification test (NAC). The NAC provides basic care under the supervision of an LPN or RN.
The Licensed Practical Nurse Program is a four-quarter program that prepares students to take the NCLEX-PN exam. With experience, LPNs can apply to the RN program, which is four quarters. The RN program provides students with classroom and clinical experiences, and students who complete the program can take the NCLEX-RN exam.
The application period for nursing programs at Clover Park Technical College will open in January of 2014. Please check back for details on the application process on January 1.
Those students who applied prior to November 1, 2013 and have received a targeted start date will not be affected by any changes to the application process.Sign Up Today
Meet the Instructors
Brenda went to nursing school at PLU and has 20 years of experience in nursing, working in everything from operating rooms to the ICU to schools. At CPTC she gets to combine her love for nursing with her passion for teaching.Contact Brenda
brenda [dot] lazarus [at] cptc [dot] edu
David Bahrt has been a nurse since 2002, specializing in pediatric nursing. His focus is in making the textbook come alive to students through interactive lecture sessions, active learning projects, and increased access to information and experience through technology.Contact David
david [dot] bahrt [at] cptc [dot] edu
Jillian Edwards began her nursing career in 1998 and received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing from UW Tacoma. She received her doctoral education as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) from UW Seattle. Her special interests include health disparities, population health, nurse education and minority health.
Heather Dyer, RN, BSN
Heather has a BSN from UW Seattle and has more than 20 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis. She's an LPN clinical instructor and PT instructor, and she's also a consulting nurse for a small non-profit.
Margaret has taught classes in the Nursing Assistant Program and ESL for more than five years. She has a BS in Nursing from Indiana University and has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Degrees & Certificates
We offer two degrees and three specialty certificates within our Nursing Program. Click the links for details and to find out which one is right for you!