WSCC 2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
WSCC 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing Certificate

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, and physician offices. They help people of all ages by assessing health, providing treatments, comfort, and caring. LPNs are respected members of the health care team, working under the direction of RNs and doctors. WSCC’s LPN program serves as the first year of the curriculum toward the associate’s degree in nursing.


Admission into Nursing Program is by competitive selection. Students must earn at least a 75% grade average in each course to continue in the program, but must earn a 2.7 (B‐) in ANP I and II. ANP 230 , ANP 231 ENG 111  and PSY 161  may be completed prior to the program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

West Shore Community College has elected to opt in to the early rescission of the Gainful Employment regulations, as permitted by the US Department of Education.

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Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study

Total Nursing Courses Only: 10 Credit Hrs | 15 Contact Hrs

Total: 17 Credit Hrs | 23 Contact Hrs

Total Nursing Courses Only: 10 Credit Hrs | 17 Contact Hrs

Total: 17 Credit Hrs | 25 Contact Hrs

Certificate Total: 34 Credit Hrs | 48 Contact Hrs

* ANP 230  and ANP 231  must have been completed in the last eight years.