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Nursing Certificates Suggested Schedule




Practical Nursing Certificate (Full Time)

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: The PN program prepares students for employment as Practical Nurses in hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, schools and doctor's offices. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the licensing examination to become licensed practical nurses (NCLEX PN). There are two PN program enrollment options available to students: full-time, or part-time/evenings and weekends. This program is currently available at the Whidbey Island Campus only. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101, HMATH 100, and NURS 136. (Students may take NURS 136 or BIOL& 241 and 242 or AHE 106). Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program MUST complete all four quarters to be eligible for the certificate.

LPN to RN Part time schedule

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: SVC offers a program for nurses who have graduated from a PN program and have a current Washington State LPN license. Located on the Whidbey Island Campus, the LPN to RN ATA Degree program is part time, focusing on the second year of the Associate Degree in Registered Nursing. Students complete the same RN program prerequisites, related education courses, and 6 quarters of nursing courses required for the ATA degree. The program was designed to create a pathway for PN graduates to move into high wage, high demand career opportunities in healthcare. Graduates of this program receive an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing and are eligible to apply for the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX RN) for Registered Nursing. Students are selected for admission to the LPN to RN program. Students must complete all RN program prerequisites and all graduation requirements with a C or better and hold an active Washington State Practical Nurse license (LPN) to make application to the LPN to RN program.

Practical Nursing Certificate (Part time)

First Year

Second Year

NOTE: The PN program prepares students for employment as Practical Nurses in hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, schools and doctor's offices. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the licensing examination to become licensed practical nurses (NCLEX PN). There are two PN program enrollment options available to students: full-time, or part-time/evenings and weekends. This program is currently available at the Whidbey Island Campus only. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101, HMATH 100, and NURS 136. (Students may take NURS 136 or BIOL& 241 and 242 or AHE 106). Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program MUST complete all four quarters to be eligible for the certificate.