Practical Nursing


Program Manager:

Tammy Pehrson


(208) 732-6727


Student Success Advisor Name:

Student Success Advising

Student Advisor Phone:

(208) 732-6250

Student Advisor Email:

Program Overview:

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) practice in long term care facilities, physician offices, rural hospitals, home health, and administrative offices. LPN’s completing the program at CSI graduate with IV Therapy Certification. The Practical Nursing (PN) program is approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. Upon satisfactory completion of the PN program the graduate is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major.

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Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing program, a student will be able to: 

  1.  Promote the human dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of patients, oneself, and members of the health care team. [Human Flourishing]
  2. Provide a rationale for judgments used in the provision of safe, quality care and for decisions that promote the health of patients within a family context. [Nursing Judgment]
  3. Assess how one’s personal strengths and values affect one’s identity as a nurse and one’s contributions as a member of the health care team. [Professional Identity]
  4. Question the basis for nursing actions, considering research, evidence, tradition, and patient preferences. [Spirit of Inquiry] 

Course Performance Requirements:

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Program Requirements for Admission:

1.      Current CNA certification

2.      All courses must be completed prior to entrance:  MATH 143 or MATH 153, BIOL 227 & 228 or BIOL 105, PSYC 101, ALLH 101, & ENGL 101

3.      GPA 2.0 or higher

4.      Program Application

5.      Possible interviews with candidates

Career Information:

Licensed Practical Nurses