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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. 

Nursing Programs at CPTC

Nursing Assistant Certificate (1 quarter) 

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree (6 quarters)

Practical Nursing Certificate (4 quarters)* Program is full for Fall quarter admission. Applications for Winter admission to the Practical Nursing program will be accepted starting September 28, 2020.

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

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

Nursing Program FAQ

Nursing Handbook

Download the Practical Nurse Application.

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.


 

Information regarding the NLN PAX Pre-Admission Exam for the Practical Nurse Admission

The Testing Center will open for NLN PAX testing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 for students planning on entering in the winter quarter.

NLN PAX testing will remain by appointment only and will be proctored Monday and Wednesdays throughout the summer quarter. 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.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 the requirement of the NLN PAX pre-admission exam was waived for the Practical Nurse program for admission to Fall quarter 2020 only. All other prerequisites and requirements must be completed prior to acceptance in the program.

Once CPTC testing center fully opens applicants, who have not already done so, will need to take the PAX exam for program evaluation purposes required by program accreditation bodies. 

Achieved test scores will not impact admission to the program.  These scores may indicate subject areas that could benefit from remediation prior to starting the program for increased program success.

A score of 102 or higher will be required for admission starting Winter Quarter 2021.

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

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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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. 

Program Success Indicators:

  • 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:

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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Building 21, Nursing Program Building

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