Other programs in the Nursing pathway are Nursing Aide which is a one-class course offered in afternoons in many locations and in hybrid format to accommodate high school students and working individuals.

Successful completion of the Nursing Diploma program can be completed in Summer, Fall and Spring semesters (11-months) allows the student to test for the NCLEX-PN for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.

Successful completion of the Nursing AAS program can be completed in two years (starting in Summer) allows the student to test for the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a registered nurse.

Nursing is one of the most trusted healthcare professions. Those interested in entering nursing should be caring and compassionate, responsible, detail-oriented and have the ability to manage stress in dealing with patients and families with acute and chronic diseases.

The majority of the nursing workforce today consists of LPN's (Licensed Practical Nurses) and RN's (Registered Nurses). SCC's nursing program offers an educational program for each of these options.

Licensed Practical Nurses work primarily in long-term care settings, physicians' offices, clinics and home health care.

Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the practical nursing diploma option (first three semesters) you are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for practical nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN allows you to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Once achieving the requirements to become an LPN, you may advance to the Associate Degree Nurse career option. Students receiving the PN Diploma and passing the licensure examination may work as an LPN while pursuing the Associate Degree in Nursing.


Southeastern Community College - West Burlington Campus

Southeastern Community College - West Burlington Campus is located in Burlington, IA and offers a wide variety of educational programs, including a Certified Nursing Assistant program. The campus is directed by Kristi Schroeder and provides personal, interactive learning opportunities and support services. With a focus on helping and empowering students to realize their educational and career aspirations, Southeastern Community College is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their career path.

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1500 West Agency Rd Box 180, West Burlington, IA 52655