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Nursing

Why Choose the Nursing Program?

Do you love working with and helping people? Our Nursing program prepares students for a rewarding career within the high-demand field of nursing. With the importance of medical care, a career in nursing promises lifelong learning and job opportunities anywhere you go. CPTC helps prepare you for your career with degree and certificate options that include nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, and associate in pre-nursing. Our training facility features the latest simulation technology to supplement extensive training in the clinical setting and give our students hands-on experience to prepare them for their career. Our students receive exciting job offers in a variety of settings, often while still enrolled in their program. If you have a passion for medicine and helping people, a career in nursing might be a perfect fit for you.

*NOTE: Due to changes in Washington State nursing education laws and requirements, CPTC is focusing our resources on providing continued excellent training for licensed practical nursing and nursing assistant students and discontinuing the Registered Nurse Option Degree. If you’re currently a licensed practical nurse looking to continue your education, click here for alternative options.

 

Accreditation Information

Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program currently holds pre- accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.  Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.  Clover Park Technical College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Program Success Indicators:

  • NCLEX pass rate- 3 year average 2016-2018- 84.42%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start- 3 year average 90%
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation- 3 year average- 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners reporting satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program.-  Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.

How Long It Takes:

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree: 6 Quarters

Practical Nursing Certificate: 4 quarters

Nursing Assistant Certificate: 1 Quarter

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 


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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.

Nursing Program FAQ

Nursing Handbook

The Practical Nurse application can be downloaded here.

Requirements for applying to the Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant Programs.

Taking the NLN PAX Pre-Admission Exam for the Practical Nurse Admission information.

The LPN and programs is now in candidacy status for NLN accreditation.

The LPN program has full approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

Accreditation Information

Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program currently holds pre- accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.  Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.  Clover Park Technical College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • NCLEX pass rate- 3 year average 2016-2018- 84.42%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start- 3 year average 90%
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation- 3 year average- 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners reporting satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program.-  Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.

 

Potential Careers

NURSING ASSISTANT

Median annual wage in Washington:

$31,220 per year

Full Career Details


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Median annual wage in Washington:

$55,650 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.


Gainful Employment Data

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Meet Your Instructors
Nursing Assistant:

Kerri Delbridge

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6060
kerri.delbridge@cptc.edu


Hana Greer

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-5615
hana.greer@cptc.edu


Practical Nursing:

Irada Dadashova

Bldg 21, Rm 202
irada.dadashova@cptc.edu


Hana Greer

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-5615
hana.greer@cptc.edu


Kandy Hernandez

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-5679
kandy.hernandez@cptc.edu


Sophia Ovechka

Bldg 21, Rm 202
sophia.ovechka@cptc.edu


Judy Rose-Bungay

253-589-5855
judy.rose-bungay@cptc.edu

 


Fung Tran

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6064
fung.tran@cptc.edu


Nursing Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.

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STORIES ABOUT OUR NURSING PROGRAM

CPTC Recognizes LPN Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

 

CPTC's 20 fall LPN graduates recite the Modern Florence Nightingale Pledge.

As the 2018 fall quarter came to a close Wednesday, the Clover Park Technical College Nursing program hosted its traditional Licensed Practical Nurse Pinning Ceremony to recognize the 20 students earning their Practical Nursing Certificate.

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Nursing Assistant Alum Spreads Encouragement

 

Image of Maylyn Rivera

Maylyn Rivera wants to help people. Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Rivera helps people rehabilitate from injuries and surgery in an effort to recover well enough to return home. Within her own home, she looks to help her 14-year-old daughter pursue a successful path in education and life.

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Daughters Follow Mother’s Footsteps into Nursing

 

Kristi Lott, center, stands with daughters Kristina (left) and Celeste after receiving their LPN pins on Sept. 1.

Kristina and Celeste Lott were exposed to the field of nursing at a young age. Their mother, Kristi Lott, received her practical nursing certificate from Clover Park Technical College in 1999. The daughters both eventually became Certified Nursing Assistants.

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