Thursday, July 5, 2012
Northland Community & Technical College was recently ranked third in America in practical nursing, vocational nursing, and nursing assistant associate degrees awarded in 2010-11 by Community College Week magazine. Community College Week is the independent voice that covers community, technical, and junior colleges since 1988. In its annual report that lists top degree producers across the country, Northland received third place honors with 139 associates degrees awarded in the practical nursing field.
Taught at both Northland campuses and through distance education, the Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares students to practice within the scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse. The student is taught to use the nursing process at the practical nurse level in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in health status, and the administration of prescribed medication and treatments. Students will receive supervised learning experience in caring for individuals in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, and physician clinic settings. With a 12.2% expected job growth rate in Minnesota by 2016, PN students finish school with a bright employment forecast in front of them.
Northland Community and Technical College (Northland College .edu) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN and East Grand Forks, MN. Northland also has a separate aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, MN and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year AAS degrees in more than 60 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit Northland online at www.northlandcollege.edu. Northland is an equal opportunity educator and employer.