- Online application- https://mchp.edu/apply-now
- Application Fee $50.00- non-refundable
- Official high school transcript(s) or GED/HiSET sent directly to MCHP from school(s)
- Official college transcript(s) and/or military transcripts, if applicable, sent directly to MCHP
- HESI PN Nurses Entrance Exam scores. Applicants must complete entrance exams. (Alternative entrance exams, such as the TEAS, may not be used in place of the HESI exam.)
Practical Nursing Program
The practical nursing program at Maine College of Health Professions at the Lewiston Campus located in Lewiston, Maine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326404) 975-5000
100% Pass Rate NCLEX-PN
71% Completion Rate
100% Job Placement Rate
For additional information regarding accreditation, please refer to Accreditation | MCHP | Accredited Nursing School
OverviewMission & ObjectivesProgram Highlights
The goal of MCHP’s one year Practical Nursing Program is to graduate professionals who are well educated and who demonstrate the knowledge, abilities, and skills required to be a successful PN. PN students attend a variety of classes and take care of patients of diverse ages and cultures.
The goal of MCHP’s one year PN program is to graduate professions who are well educated and who demonstrate the knowledge, abilities, and skills required to be a successful PN. PN education serves a vital role in the healthcare career ladder and will provide individuals the opportunity to work in a variety of health care settings, including long term care facilities, home health care, and much more.
The PN curriculum is designed to develop and broaden critical thinking and communication skills, prepare students to enter the profession, and enhance their understanding of healthcare. At the end of the PN program students are readily able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Evaluate patient care as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team.
- Evaluate the nursing process and clinical judgment to provide safe patient care.
- Reflect on the personal bias to mitigate the potential negative effects on patient care.
- Analyze communication strategies to create a safe environment.
- Classify the PN scope of practice to ensure the quality of nursing care.
- Utilize evidence-based practice when performing patient care.
- One year certificate program
- The PN curriculum is 3 semesters or 5 terms in length. Each semester is comprised of two 8-week terms. Except for BIO 105, all the LPN courses are completed in 8-weeks. Academic policies are the same for courses that run 16-weeks or 8-weeks.
- Program cost is just under $18,000, billed over the course of the program
- Program is financial aid eligible and payment plans may be arranged
MCHP by the Numbers
The program is very interactive. It’s more than just sitting and taking in information; you are actually using it. I already feel very well prepared for when I go into nursing.