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Major: Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants


Introduction

Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants programs prepare students to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 1723 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 1082 graduates

Associates degree, 142 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria
Anoka Technical College Anoka
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Central Lakes College - Staples Staples
Century College White Bear Lake
Century College - Online White Bear Lake
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park
Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
Hibbing Community College Hibbing
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids
Lake Superior College Duluth
Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Eveleth
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing Red Wing
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona Winona
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls Fergus Falls
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena Wadena
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby Canby
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls Granite Falls
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Jackson
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Pipestone Pipestone
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Worthington
Normandale Community College Bloomington
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks East Grand Forks
Northland Community and Technical College - Thief River Falls Thief River Falls
Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Northwest Technical College - Online Perham
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City
Rainy River Community College International Falls
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Hutchinson
Ridgewater College - Online Hutchinson
Ridgewater College - Willmar Willmar
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea Albert Lea
Riverland Community College - Austin Austin
Riverland Community College - Owatonna Owatonna
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
Saint Paul College St. Paul
South Central College - Faribault Fairbault
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud
Vermilion Community College Ely

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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