The Practical Nursing Certificate Track (CRT.PN.TRK) prepares the student for acceptance into the Practical Nursing (PN) program. Program graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate may apply for LPN licensure. Completion of the PN program does not guarantee LPN licensure.
State regulations require that qualified in-district residents be accepted before consideration is given to out-of-district applicants.
Application Process/Admission Criteria
The PN program is a competitive, special admission program which uses an objective formula to rank applicants. Applicants seeking admission into the Practical Nursing Program for Fall semester must have a completed application on file in the nursing department prior to the admission deadline of March 1st. The program will notify applicants within six weeks of the admission deadline of tentative acceptance/denial.
In order to have a completed application on file, students must do the following:
1. Complete an Intent to Enroll to the College selecting CRT.PN.TRK as course of study. (Note: College acceptance does not guarantee admission into the program.) 2. Submit official transcripts from any other colleges attended to Admissions & Records. Request a transcript evaluation for CRT.PN. 3. Complete the online Nursing Admission Application at https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/nursing-program-intent/. Within 2 weeks of receipt of application, the student will receive email instructions to register for the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. 4. Achieve a score of 70 or above on the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. To ensure a completed application, applicants should take the exam the Fall semester prior to the March 1st application deadline.
For more information, review the PN Application Checklist at https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/wp-content/laker-documents/a s/as/academicprograms/catalog/PNChecklist.pdf.
High school students selected for the Partnership for Career and College Success (PCCS) curriculum will enter the nursing program in the second year at Lake Land College. See PCCS PN Application Checklist at https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/wp-content/laker-documents/a s/as/academicprograms/catalog/PCCS_PN_Checklist.pdf.
The Allied Health Program guidelines and expectations align with the College's Pandemic Safety Response Guidelines. If the College updates the guidelines, the Allied Health Programs will follow the new guidelines. If clinical partners impose guidelines that are more restrictive, such as a vaccination mandate, the Allied Health Programs will follow the clinical partner's guidelines. If a student refuses to comply with the clinical site's protocols, he/she will fail to meet clinical objectives and will therefore fail the course.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester