Make Helping Others Your Career
Gain the education and training you need to play a critical role in providing treatment, support and education to both patients and their family members. You will learn legal and ethical aspects of the profession; use case studies to analyze and establish information related to patient care; work in hospitals, long-term care and community-based facilities; and use outcome measures to critically assess situations and develop treatment plans. As a student of the College’s Nursing program, you will enjoy many benefits, from an innovative curriculum to supportive faculty; state-of-the-art equipment; hands-on learning; supervised time in hospitals, geriatric settings and community-based agencies; and preparation to take the national licensure exam for credentials accepted throughout the United States.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Community College of Philadelphia's Nursing program is one of 15 in the country to be chosen as a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing. The program is recognized for “Enhancing the Professional Development of Students." This is the College's fourth consecutive designation as a Center of Excellence.
Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about our Nursing program degree options, and admission requirements for each option.
Traditional option. For this option, students may be first-time college students or have had previous college experience:
- October 13, 2023, at 12 p.m. and Nov. 10, 2023, at 12 p.m.—RSVP for a Traditional Option Information Session
Post Baccalaureate Accelerated option. This option is limited to only those students who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-nursing major and have met additional prerequisites. In addition to nursing courses, students must show evidence of completion of all other program courses. Biology 109, Biology 110, Biology 241 and Diet 111 must be completed or in progress at time of application:
- October 20, 2023, at 12 p.m. and November 3, 2023, at 12 p.m.—RSVP for a Post Baccalaureate Accelerated Option Information Session
Advanced Placement option. Starting with a course that bridges the information between the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse and the Registered Nurse, students then join the final courses of the traditional program option. Priority is given to LPNs and military medics for admission, and all applicants must have grades for Biology 109, English 101, Diet 111, Math 118 and Chemistry 110 on their student data sheet:
- October 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. and November 10, 2023, at 10 a.m.—RSVP for an Advanced Placement Option Information Session