College of Technology

Practical Nursing Program

Program Description

The Practical Nursing (PNUR) program at Idaho State University College of Technology is designed to prepare graduates to take the practical nurse licensing exam and establish a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

The Practical Nursing program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum instruction which prepares graduates for entry into practical nursing.

APPROVED PROGRAM THROUGH THE STATE OF IDAHO BOARD OF NURSING

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August
  • Additional semester required to complete prerequisite courses
  • Clinical hours vary and may require evening, weekend, or overnight rotations
  • Program has a special application process for admission
  • Upon successful completion of coursework, students may sit for the National Council
    Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)

Degree Option

Completion of this certificate program entitles the student to pursue additional coursework to receive the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. For special application procedures contact College of Technology Student Services at 208-282-2622.

Associate of Applied Science degrees will articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Technology.

Associate degrees in health will articulate into the Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and hospice care facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Temporary worker agencies

Program Information Sheet (pdf)

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.