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Nursing

Why Choose the Nursing Program?

Do you love working with and helping people? Our Nursing program prepares students for a rewarding career within the high-demand field of nursing. With the importance of medical care, a career in nursing promises lifelong learning and job opportunities anywhere you go. CPTC helps prepare you for your career with degree and certificate options that include nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, and associate in pre-nursing. Our training facility features the latest simulation technology to supplement extensive training in the clinical setting and give our students hands-on experience to prepare them for their career. Our students receive exciting job offers in a variety of settings, often while still enrolled in their program. If you have a passion for medicine and helping people, a career in nursing might be a perfect fit for you.

*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.

 

Accreditation Information

The Clover Park Technical College, Practical Nursing Program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW 8th Floor, Washington , DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500.  Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lusetha Rolle, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than September 23, 2019.

Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program currently holds pre- accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.  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 2016-2018- 84.42%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start- 3 year average 83 %
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation- 3 year average- 100%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners reporting satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program.-  Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.

Nursing Accreditation Notice

How Long It Takes:

Practical Nursing Certificate: 4 quarters

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree: 6 Quarters

Nursing Assistant Certificate: 1 Quarter

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 


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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.

The Practical Nurse application will be available here on May 31st.

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

Taking the NLN PAX Pre-Admission Exam for the Practical Nurse Admission information.

The LPN and programs is now in candidacy status for NLN accreditation.

The LPN program has full approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

Accreditation Information

The Clover Park Technical College, Practical Nursing Program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW 8th Floor, Washington , DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500.  Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lusetha Rolle, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than September 23, 2019.

Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program currently holds pre- accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.  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 2016-2018- 84.42%
  • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start- 3 year average 83 %
  • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation- 3 year average- 100%
  • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program – 100% of those responding
  • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners reporting satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program.-  Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed.

Nursing Accreditation Notice

 

Potential Careers

NURSING ASSISTANT

Median annual wage in Washington:

$29,330 per year

Full Career Details


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Median annual wage in Washington:

$53,180 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

Practical Nursing Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, students will:

Based on the National League of Nursing “Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Practical/Vocational, Diploma, Associate Degree, Baccalaureate, Master’s, Practice Doctorate and Research Doctorate Programs in Nursing” 2010

  • Promote the dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of diverse patients, their families and oneself to provide individualized, culturally appropriate relationship –centered nursing care.
  • Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care for diverse patients and their families in collaboration with the health care team.
  • Articulate a unique role as a member of the health care team, committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care, to provide optimal health care for diverse patients and their families.
  • By collaborating with health care team members, utilize evidence, tradition and patient preferences in predictable patient care situations to promote optimal health status.

These outcomes will be measured by the following criteria

  • The program's three-year mean for licensure exam pass rate will be at or above 80%.
  • 100% of graduates will report having obtained employment within six months of graduation.
  • A minimum of 90% of graduates will report satisfaction with their self-assessment of preparation for entry-level positions.
  • A minimum of 75% of students entering the PN program will complete the program within eighteen months of admission.
  • A minimum of 80% of Employers of CPTC graduates will report satisfaction with graduate preparation for entry-level positions.
  • A minimum of 75% of students will pass each nursing course with 80% or higher each quarter.
Nursing Assistant Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Program, students will:

  • Student will demonstrate basic nursing assistant skills while caring for patients.
  • 100% of students will demonstrate ability to apply theory to practice by passing final written exam with 78%.
  • Students will demonstrate competency while providing basic nursing assistant skills in laboratory setting.
  • Students will complete the following required components for eligibility for state NAC exam, which will include: Theory 58 hours, Lab 40 hours, Clinical 50 hours.
  • 100% of students will pass the “mock state exam” in lab after clinicals.

Meet Your Instructors
Nursing Assistant:

Carrie Delbridge

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6078
carrie.delbridge@cptc.edu


Sonja Purtteman

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6078
sonja.purtteman@cptc.edu


Yevett Sword

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-4503
yvette.sword@cptc.edu


Practical Nursing:

Robert Carver

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6029
robert.carver@cptc.edu


Kandy Hernandez

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-5679
kandy.hernandez@cptc.edu


Cathy Westberry

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-4515
cathy.westberry@cptc.edu


Nursing Program Information Sessions are hosted in Building 21, Room 108, at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, click here.

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