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Nursing

Why Choose Nursing? 

Do you love working with and helping people? The CPTC Nursing program can prepare you for a rewarding career within the high-demand field of nursing. 

CPTC nursing students get hands-on experience. Our training facility features the latest simulation technology to supplement extensive training in the clinical setting. 

Choose from the associate degree in pre-nursing, nursing assistant certificate or licensed practical nurse certificate programs. 
Students receive exciting job offers in a variety of settings, often while still enrolled in their program. 

Practical Nursing Fall Quarter 2021 is full. 
Winter 2022 quarter applications will be accepted beginning on October 4, 2021. 
Nursing Programs at CPTC 

Nursing Assistant Certificate (1 quarter)

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree (6 quarters)

Practical Nursing Certificate (4 quarters)

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. 

Requirements for applying to the Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant Programs 

 

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. 

Nursing PAX Admission Exam Guide 

NLN Student Guide for HyFlex Testing 

NLN Student Purchased Exam Directions 

NLN PAX testing will remain by appointment only and will be proctored Monday and Wednesdays. There are some additional COVID-19 protocol steps for the safety of the student and staff and will be discussed with the student once they make the appointment. 

All other prerequisites and requirements must be completed prior to acceptance in the program. 

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. 

Potential Careers

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Career & Wage Details


Licensed Practical Nurse 

Licensed Practical Nurse Career & Wage Details


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

Career Pathway

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Accreditation Information 

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The Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education  Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20032, 202-909-2526. 

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 2016-2019: 85.97% 
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start - 3-year average: 92% 
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation — 3-year average is 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program - 100% of those responding 
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed. 

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

  • NCLEX pass-rate - 3-year average 2016-2019: 85.97% 
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start - 3-year average: 92% 
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation — 3-year average is 99%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program - 100% of those responding 
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed. 

Meet Your Instructors 

Nursing Assistant: 

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 usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions.

Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.

STORIES ABOUT OUR NURSING PROGRAM

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Two Clover Park Students Accepted to 2020 All-Washington Academic Team

Two Clover Park Technical College students have been accepted to the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team. The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state's finest higher education students. 

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CPTC Recognizes LPN Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

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