practical nursing

As the healthcare industry continues to grow, the need for qualified Practical Nursing professionals also increases.

WSCC’s Practical Nursing program maintains a long-standing reputation for above average licensure and job placement rates. Our three-year licensure rate is 98.3% with a job placement rate of 100%.

Our program teaches basic medical and nursing care. You will learn to ensure the comfort of patients by helping them bathe or dress, how discuss their healthcare, and how to report a patient's status to a registered nurses and doctors. You will also become proficient at day-to-day activities such as checking blood pressures and inserting catheters.

We enhance our classroom instruction with concurrent clinical experiences at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, Harmar Place, and Heartland of Marietta. You will also gain experience through observational time with home nursing, nursery schools, physicians' offices, and clinics. The combination of classes and clinical experiences give our graduates the skills necessary to begin working or advance their education.

We offer our programs as 1-year full-time day or 2 year part-time evening classes.

Enrollment is now open to College Credit Plus high school seniors. This opportunity has strict prerequisites. Among the expectations: all high school graduation requirements must be met at the conclusion of your junior year and you must be 18 years old by mid-January of your senior year. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 eligible applicants. The program is three semesters with classes beginning in June following your junior year and ending in May of your senior year.

Accreditation Information

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Deadline Date: Rolling Admission; First come, first serve
Practical Nursing Application Packet

Practical Nursing Certificate Information