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Practical Nursing

Certificate Program (CP)

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 Amanda DeWerd 
Administrative Assistant for Health and Wellness


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Certificate Requirements

16 credits completed in residence
2.50 (C) grade point average
40 total credits
Minimum grade of 'C' in all program courses

TEAS test results required

ASC 100 College Strategies 1 cr. required for first time full time freshman, ASC 101 College Transitions 0.5 cr. required for all other students

Certificate Program
General Education Requirements

WSC belongs to the Dakota Nursing Program which is approved by the State Board of Nursing. (See approval documentation.)

Upon completion of the 11 month program, students will be eligible for a Certificate in Practical Nursing and to take the NCLEX-PN ®.

Students must have an e-mail account. Some course components may be offered in an on-line format.  Classes will be presented using a variety of technology.

Clinical experiences are supervised by Williston State College nursing faculty. Clinical experiences will be provided at Mercy Hospital and Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown, ND, and at other specified locations.

NOTE: Alternate Methods to Validate Course Objectives

Opportunity for validation of student achievement of specific course objectives by alternate methods is provided by the nursing department. Nursing faculty will review each situation on an individual basis.  For further information, contact the nursing program coordinator.

Degree Planning Worksheet - Nursing (CP)

Gainful Employment Disclosure - Nursing

PN Nursing Application 2015-16

Dakota Nursing Program Brochure

DNP Testing Schedule

Program Courses                                                                          Credits

BIOL 220
BIOL 221
NURS 120
NURS 121
NURS 122
NURS 124
NURS 126
NURS 127
NURS 129
NURS 145
PHRM 215
PSYC 111
PSYC 250

Anatomy & Physiology I L/L
Anatomy & Physiology II L/L
Foundations of Nursing
Practical Nursing I
Clinical Practice I
Clinical Practice II
Clinical Practice III
Practical Nursing II: Intro Med Surg
Practical Nursing III
Introduction to Maternal Child Nursing
Introduction to Pharmacology
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology


Now required for application to the 2014-15 Practical Nursing Program:

The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS Test measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills. Prospective students must score at the Basic, Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission.

Please click here to register for the TEAS test.
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This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

For more information regarding the program please see the contact information below:
WSC Nursing Program Coordinator
Janet Johnson, MBA, MSN, RN - Nursing Coordinator
1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND 58801
701.774.4290 or 1.888.863.9455 ext. 4290

For information regarding the Minot and New Town sites please contact the site manager.

Minot Site
Rhoda Owens, MSN, RN- Minot Site Manager
St. Joseph's Trinity Campus 4th Floor
407 3rd St. SE, Minot, ND 58701
(701) 852.2267

New Town Site
Gail Raasakka, BSN, RN-New Town Site Manager
220 8th Ave N, New Town, ND  58762
(701) 627.4738 ext. 289