Practical Nursing

Contact: Tammy Pehrson, 732-6727,

Licensed Practical Nurses 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 program is approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and Idaho Division of Professional Technical Education. Upon satisfactory completion of the PN program the graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-PN. Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College or declaring your major.

Additional information and current application requirements (including deadlines) can be found at:

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

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] 

Program Application Required: Yes

Sample Career Opportunities: Licensed Practical Nurses