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Medical Corpsman To Practical Nurse Certificate

Turn your military medical experience into an PN certificate

Program facts  Education icon

  • Credit hours: 10
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Career options: Licensed practical nurse (LPN)

Transition to being a practical nurse with this 10-credit-hour certificate program, which is designed for current medical corpsmen. After completing this two-semester program, you’ll qualify for employment in a variety of settings such as long-term care facilities, medical office groups, school nursing offices, home care, hospices and homes for people with disabilities.

You’ll work closely alongside highly trained faculty members who regularly engage in professional development opportunities to provide cutting-edge teaching methods and clinical information. Get hands-on experience practicing your skills in Harper College’s Nursing Laboratory, a state-of-the-art simulated clinical environment.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll qualify to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and apply for Illinois licensure as a practical nurse.

This is a limited-enrollment program. Please review this program's admission criteria and process (see below).

Certificate program requirements

Student achievement outcome data

Military Corpsman to Practical Nursing Certificate Program



Students Completing the Military Corpsman to Practical Nursing Certificate Program



1st Time Pass Rate on NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam (Jan-Dec)

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Graduates obtaining a job



PN NCLEX Pass Rate State Board .PDF

Military Corpsman to Practical Nursing Program approved by:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington
Springfield, IL 62786

Admission criteria and process

Please note: This program has selective admission requirements. The information provided on this page is subject to change.

Status Start Term Application Window
Coming soon Fall 2020 March 1, 2020 - July 1, 2020
  1. Review program and policy information
  2. Learn about admission requirements
  3. Apply to Harper if you have not previously done so

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Next steps

For more information about nursing courses at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.

Please note: This course is not financial aid eligible.