Practical Nursing

Program Overview

Nursing is a growing field with multiple career opportunities. Practical Nursing is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter the world of nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may provide care for persons of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home care, hospice, camp nursing and occupational nursing.

Program at a glance

Degree Type: Diploma

Credits: 42

East Grand Forks Campus, Online, Thief River Falls Campus

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Spring 2025 Practical Nursing Program Application

See the complete admissions requirements and application process for the Practical Nursing Diploma program.

Public Notice: Accreditation Review

The Northland Community and Technical College Practical/Vocational 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 202-909-2487. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, NLN CNEA Executive Director, no later than September 25, 2024 to

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Future career information.

Graduates are employed in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, acute care hospitals, group homes, child care facilities, and school nursing.

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