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Nursing

Why Choose the Nursing Program?

Our Nursing program prepares students for a rewarding career in a variety of high-demand nursing fields. In this field, there are always jobs, you are always learning, and you are always making a difference in the lives of others. CPTC boasts a training facility that includes the latest technology for giving students hands-on simulated experience with patients. Meanwhile the degree and certificate options provide a wide array of options for students to find the path that best fits them, ranging from a one-quarter Nursing Assistant Certificate to an Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree that prepares graduates for upper-division coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at one of the numerous Direct Transfer Agreement baccalaureate institutions. For students who are already working as Licensed Nurse Practitioners and want to progress to the role of a Registered Nurse, the RN Option Degree provides the necessary training. If you have a passion for medicine and helping people, a career in nursing might be a perfect fit for you.

 

How Long It Takes:

Practical Nursing Certificate: 4 quarters

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree: 6 Quarters

Nursing Assistant Certificate: 1 Quarter

Registered Nurse Option Degree: 4 Quarters (Next start date is scheduled for Fall 2019.)
We appreciate your interest in the Registered Nursing Program at CPTC. Clover Park is committed to delivering quality education that produces safe & effective nurses for tomorrow’s workforce. To meet this vision, our RN program is being re-imagined and we will not be admitting students for Fall Quarter 2018. Updated information will be posted to the college website as it becomes available.

 

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.

Application info for Practical Nursing program

View new LPN admissions requirements effective Fall Quarter 2017

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

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

The RN program has conditional approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

Potential Careers

NURSING ASSISTANT

Median annual wage in Washington:

$29,240 per year

Full Career Details


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Median annual wage in Washington:

$50,120 per year

Full Career Details


REGISTERED NURSE

Median annual wage in Washington:

$78,440 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

Nursing RN Program Outcomes

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

  • Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  • Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  • Implement their role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients with a family and community context.
  • Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families and communities.

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%.
  • A minimum of 80% of graduates will report having obtained employment within six months of graduation
  • A minimum of 80% will report satisfaction with their self-assessment of preparation for entry-level positions.
  • A minimum of 80% of students entering the RN 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.
Practical Nursing Program Outcomes

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

  • 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%.
  • A minimum of 80% of graduates will report having obtained employment within six months of graduation
  • A minimum of 80% of graduates will report satisfaction with their self-assessment of preparation for entry-level positions.
  • A minimum of 70% 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.
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:

Sharie Collar

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-4503
sharie.collar@cptc.edu


Kandy Hernandez

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


Yevett Sword

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


Practical Nursing:

Ritta Anderson

Bldg 21, Rm 202
riitta.anderson@cptc.edu


David Bahrt

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6064
david.bahrt@cptc.edu


Robert Carver

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


Judy Hatfield

Bldg 21, Rm 202
judy.hatfield@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 - RN:

Ritta Anderson

Bldg 21, Rm 202
riitta.anderson@cptc.edu


David Bahrt

Bldg 21, Rm 202
253-589-6064
david.bahrt@cptc.edu


Robert Carver

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


Vicki Turner

Bldg 21, Rm 202
vicki.turner@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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Daughters Follow Mother’s Footsteps into Nursing

 

Kristi Lott, center, stands with daughters Kristina (left) and Celeste after receiving their LPN pins on Sept. 1.

Kristina and Celeste Lott were exposed to the field of nursing at a young age. Their mother, Kristi Lott, received her practical nursing certificate from Clover Park Technical College in 1999. The daughters both eventually became Certified Nursing Assistants.

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Andrea Castaneda will earn her LPN nursing pin on Sept. 1.

Andrea Castaneda’s interaction with nurses inspired her to pursue the profession. When a family member of hers was in the hospital, Castaneda saw the care her loved one received and her own caregiver instinct kicked in. She enrolled in Clover Park Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program last September.

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Nursing Students Celebrate Program Completion with Pinning Ceremonies

Twenty-three RN students line up for the ceremonial candle lighting and the recitation of the modern Nightingale Pledge.

Clover Park Technical College’s Nursing Program celebrated the completion of 25 Registered Nurses and 42 Licensed Practical Nurses at formal pinning ceremonies at the end of Summer Quarter. Twenty-three RN graduates were present to receive their pins at the McGavick Student Center Aug. 29

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