Degree or Program Details


Practical Nursing Certificate

The practical nursing program prepares students to provide nursing care to patients and their families in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, home health care agencies and health clinics. The program of study combines nursing theory lectures with planned patient care learning experiences in hospitals, nursing homes and community health care agencies. Graduates are qualified to take the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

Required prerequisite courses may be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

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Students pursuing the practical nursing certificate must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in all nursing courses with no course below a “C”and maintain an overall Northern Michigan University grade point average of 2.00.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 49

Health Promotion 1

Required Prerequisite Courses 14

Upon receiving notice of acceptance into the practical nursing program, the following sequence of classes will be followed: 

Practical Nursing Courses 34