Health Science - Nursing Programs
- Elaine Stefanowicz, MS
Educational Planner - Health Science
253-833-9111 ext. 2642
Demand for highly qualified health care workers continues to grow within our region, state, nation, and world. Green River Community College nursing programs offer a wide variety of health career training opportunities. Our nursing programs provide a comprehensive curriculum that includes study in theory and practical experience.
In much of the United States and most Canadian provinces a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) cares for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of registered nurses and physicians. Duties include coordinating and implementing nursing care as well as supervising nurse assistants.
Admitted students to the Practical Nursing Program and the top 10 waitlist applicants are will be required to attend a mandatory orientation for the program.
The orientation for the class of 2015-2016 will be held on August 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm in SC 137.
Those who fail to attend forfeit their seat to the next applicant on the waitlist.
Nursing Assistants support the nursing staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities by assisting patients with basic needs, such as feeding, moving and bathing. In many settings, nursing assistants are the health professionals whom patients encounter most often. As our population ages, the demand for Nursing Assistants will increase dramatically. Start now and get a head start in an expanding industry.