Nursing: RN & LPN @NCC

NCC recognizes that not all nursing students follow the same goal-oriented approach, and therefore offers two career options: the associate degree to become a registered nurse (RN) or the practical nursing certificate for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

Each program is comprised of general education and nursing courses that include planned clinical experience. Nursing education provides the students with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competent beginning level practice. It prepares a caring and empathetic nurse, who functions as a self-directed learner and accepts responsibility for professional behavior.

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Your Career in Nursing: RN & LPN

Graduates of the program find jobs in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, extended care facilities, home health care agencies, state and federal health-related facilities, the armed services, private duty nursing, and in physician and dentist office settings.

Nursing: RN & LPN Career Paths

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Degrees We Offer

Additional Resources

Nursing Student Academic Support Service
(For students currently enrolled in the NCC Nursing program) 

State Licensing

If you are a Northampton Community College student living outside of Pennsylvania or intending to complete an internship or clinical placement outside of the state in a NCC program leading to professional licensure, you should review requirements on the state board website to make sure that the program qualifies.

Licensure requirements vary from state to state and you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Pennsylvania, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board, could result in loss of licensing eligibility. If you need help or have questions, please contact the Program Director for more information.

"I still keep in touch with several of my professors, and have recommended to many people that if they're serious about pursuing a nursing program, then they should absolutely get their start at Northampton Community College." -Gary Wener Jr. ’09, NCC licensed practical nursing alum, LPN at Lehigh Neurology