Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, Washington 98092
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LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing program prepares the student for a career as a licensed practical nurse. LPNs provide safe and efficient nursing care in routine nursing situations under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician. In more complex situations, the LPN functions as an assistant to the registered nurse.
Practical Nurses administer medication; monitor equipment; change dressings; feed, bathe, and dress patients; and maintain patient charts. They also assess and monitor the health and illness of clients or patients.
To be licensed, the practical nurse must meet the requirements of the Washington Licensed Practical Nurse Act, Chapter 18.78.060. Green River’s Practical Nursing program prepares them to meet those licensing requirements.
A minimum grade of 2.3 is required in each nursing and supporting course. Upon successful completion of the required credits, students earn a certificate in Practical Nursing. The graduate will then be eligible to take the licensing examination, and, upon passing with Nursing Commission approval, to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.