University of Montana - Helena College of Technology
1115 North Roberts Street
Helena, Montana 59601
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The associate degree program prepares graduates to function as members and leaders of health care teams in various health care environments. The curriculum focuses on preparation for employment. Some of the course work is transferable. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination from the Montana State Board of Nursing. After passing the examination, the graduate becomes a Registered Nurse, RN.
Entry into the ASRN program is by application-only in the spring for fall semester. Applications are available through the nursing department. The application process includes a LPN STEP pre-entrance exam and a physical examination. Applications are good for current year only; current applications are available through the nursing department.
LPN Program Details
The practical nurse uses specialized knowledge and skills that meet the health care needs of people in a variety of settings under the direction of qualified health professions. The curriculum focuses on preparation for employment. Students learn practical nursing skills through independent study, lectures, simulation demonstrations, and practice in the skills lab. Under instructor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of health care settings. The program is approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council of Licensing Examination (NCLEX) PN licensure examination from the Montana State Board of Nursing. Upon passing the examination, the graduate becomes a Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN. After licensure, graduates typically find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, and other health care agencies.