Practical Nursing Certificate (NURC)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Please Note: This program is Selective. Any student interested in becoming a candidate for this program must complete the requirements found in the following documents. You will need Adobe Reader  to view and print the PDF document.

National Council Licensing Exam
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014
Pass Rate Average Pass Rate Average Pass Rate Average
LPN / NUR program: LCCC: 88.89% PA: 85.75% U.S.: 82.81%




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The program is fully approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by:

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast
Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing website

The Practical Nursing graduate is prepared to assist in caring for medical and surgical patients, convalescents, and the disabled.

Rewarding work experiences are available in hospitals, extended care facilities, private homes, public health agencies, offices, and clinics. The graduate’s performance of select nursing acts is under the direction of a licensed physician, licensed dentist, or professional nurse. Advanced standing is available for those students who fulfill the necessary requirements. This advanced standing is awarded for NUR 106 only.

This is an integrated college program spanning three semesters. Upon completion of the approved curriculum, the graduate receives a certificate as a practical nurse and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

Success in the examination qualifies graduates to function as licensed practical nurses (LPNs).

  Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • integrate the concepts of person, environment, health, nursing, and basic needs to assist with the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of individuals, families, and groups across the life span.
  • understand the cultural/spiritual needs of a diverse population within a dynamic healthcare system.
  • utilize critical thinking to implement the nursing process as a framework for the delivery of cost-effective, outcome-based nursing care to individuals, families, or groups.
  • develop the ability to use therapeutic communication and technology to promote, restore, or maintain the health of individuals, families, or groups.
  • recognize the need for lifelong learning and the active participation in continued professional development.
  • demonstrate the core competencies of a graduate of practical nursing as set forth by the NLNAC.
  • practice within the ethical/legal standards of nursing care developed by the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses Inc. and according to the state wherein employed.
  • assume the roles of caregiver, interdisciplinary team member, manager, and community partner, as well as the responsibilities inherent in the scope of practical nursing as defined by the state wherein employed.
  • employ the teaching-learning process to promote the optimum health of individuals, families, or groups within a framework of prevention and wellness care.
Practical Nursing Certificate (NURC)
First Semester   Credits
NUR 106 Nursing I 11
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Semester Total 18
Second Semester    
NUR 116 Nursing II 11
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development – The Life Span  
or ECE 120 Children's Growth and Development 3
  Semester Total 18
Third Semester    
NUR 126 Nursing III 12
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology  
or SOC 151 Modern Social Problems 3
  Semester Total 15
  Credit Total 51

The student must earn at least a “C+” in all courses required for the Practical Nursing program to progress and graduate. Students who have failed or withdrawn are readmitted on a space-available basis. A student may repeat only one nursing course (prefix NUR) in which a “D” or “F” grade has been earned. Requirements will be the requirements at the time of readmission.

Practical Nursing (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Books: 1,600 Fees: 765 Tuition: 4,500
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,170 Tuition: 9,000
Out of State    
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,575 Tuition: 13,500
Schuylkill County    
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,170 Tuition: 6,750
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months