Practical Nursing Diploma - Pioneer Pacific College
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Practical Nursing – Diploma

Graduates of the Practical Nursing Diploma Program at Pioneer Pacific College pursue careers as healthcare team members within the rewarding discipline of nursing. Upon completion of this program, graduates care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

Practical Nurses enjoy caring for others, have a positive bedside manner, possess good communication skills, work well as a part of a team and enjoy working with others in a professional medical setting. Many nurses find their careers quite fulfilling because they enjoy knowing that what they do on a daily basis helps numerous people lead healthier and happier lives.

Christian Moore“I don't feel any stress when I go to school here. I don't have any worries. I don't worry about what grade I'm going to get. I know that as long as I do all the work that's expected of me then I'm going to be successful.“Christian Moore, Practical Nursing Student

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Program Details


After successful program completion, graduates are eligible to apply to the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) for the national licensure exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Once licensed, the graduate may be employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Following licensure, students may choose to apply for certification in Gerontology and IV Therapy, though the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. (NFLPN).

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 50 academic weeks to complete. 92% of graduates from this program finished in this time.

What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2014-2015 is 85%.


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Possible completion

  • 50 academic weeks

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Cost, Financing and Success for Practical Nursing – Diploma

Typical Jobs

Licensed Practical Nurse


  • Physical Assessment
  • Injections
  • Medication Administration
  • Medical & Surgical Disorders
  • Wound Care
  • Urinary Catherization
  • Preparation for the PN-NCLEX

Program Cost & Financing

How much will this program cost me?

  • Tuition and fees: $30,160
  • Books and supplies: $0
  • On-campus room & board: not offered

What’s included?

The cost of certain required books, tools and supplies is included in the lab fee. Once issued, these items become the property of the student and the lab fee cannot be refunded. Other fees may apply. Some books become the property of the student and others are loaned for the term(s) for which they are needed. All loaned books must be returned in good condition at the end of each term. Students who graduate or withdraw must within one week return all books or the appropriate replacement charge will be made against the student’s account.

What are my financing options?

In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 94.37% of graduates used loans to finance their education.

The median debt for program graduates:

  • Federal loans: $15,222
  • Private education loans: $0
  • Institution cust-info plan: $1,265

Will I be able to pay back my student loans?

% (not available) of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.

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Discover if Practical Nursing is the right career for you by calling one of our helpful Admissions Officers at 1-866-772-4636 or contact us online and we’ll get in touch to further discuss your interests in a medical career.

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