Glen Oaks Nursing
The Practical Nurse Program was one of the initial offerings when students were
first admitted to Glen Oaks Community College in 1967. The Laddered Associate of
Applied Science in Nursing Degree Program received initial approval in 1984. The
Laddered program consists of Level I (Practical Nurse Program) and Level II (Registered
Nurse Program). The Laddered program is designed to provide for the educational
needs of students with varying backgrounds, capabilities, ambitions and career intentions.
This design also facilitates preparation of nurses with differing competencies to
meet the variety of employment needs within the surrounding community.
Upon successful completion of Level I, a Practical Nurse Certificate is awarded
and the graduate is eligible to apply for LPN licensure. Upon successful completion
of Level II, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree is awarded. Graduates
are eligible to apply for RN licensure.
Students may exit the program after completing Level I and choose to work as
an LPN for the remainder of their Nursing career. These students also have the option
to return if space is available at a later time to enroll in Level II. Those students
who desire to progress in a continuous sequence to Level II may do so if requirements
for continuing are met. Currently licensed practical nurses that were educated at
other institutions may enter Level II. LPNs must meet nursing program admission
criteria and have the prerequisites needed for required courses in the curriculum.
Information for prospective and current students: