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.
We are accepting applications for our Nursing Assistant and Nursing Assistant I-BEST programs. Due to the popularity and success of our program, we have experienced a high number of applications. This has resulted in long wait-times between application and attendance. To better serve current and future students, we are not accepting new applications at this time for our LPN and RN programs. Please check this site frequently for application updates.
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
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
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.
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.
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!