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St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Practical Nurse Certificate Program

    The Practical Nurse Certificate Program is offered in three semesters and requires a complete time commitment by the student to successfully meet all requirements. 

    The nursing courses progress from simple to complex within a supportive liberal arts/sciences structure. Students gain specialized knowledge and skills which meet the health needs of people in a variety of settings. Clinical experiences allow the student to use a clinical problem-solving process (the nursing process) to collect and organize health care data, assist in the identification of health needs/problems throughout the client's lifespan, and contribute to the interprofessional team. Adherence to standards of care, accountability, and use of legal/ethical principles in nursing practice is emphasized. Our recent nursing graduates have performed well on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

                                                                     First Time Pass Rates for 2017 Graduates

    Exam% Pass
    Licensed Practical Nursing100%
    Registered Nursing92%


    Upon completion of the program the student is awarded a Certificate in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.  

    End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes:

    Admission Criteria:

    • High School Transcript or GED Certificat
    • Completion of High School Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry courses with a C+ or 75 averag
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher in high school or colleg
    • Completion of ATI TEAS exam with a score in the “proficient” range or higher 

    Additional Information about this Program:
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    The Practical Nurse program is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850   
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
    Phone (404) 975-5000 / Fax (404) 975-5020