Nursing programs at FVCC provide a wide variety of options to enter the field of nursing - from Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Registered Nurse (RN) via an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) to Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) partnership options, there is a program for anyone interested in entering the field.

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Important Information about Nursing Programs

Nursing admission at FVCC requires an additional application process and pre-requisites.

FVCC's Nursing programs have limited enrollment capacity, and entry is competitive. Applications are reviewed and accepted based on criteria in the FVCC Practical Nursing (CAS) or Registered Nursing (ASN) application packets.

Application packets open January 1st of each year.

Nursing Education Options

  • Five-credit course
  • CNAs provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.  They perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.
  • The class prepares students to take the CNA certification test approved by the state of Montana.
  • Five-semester, 72 credit program. (First semester is prerequisites that must be completed or being completed at time of application.)
  • RNs assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.  They administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. RNs may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • LPNs care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions.  They may work under the supervision of registered nurses.
  • Three semester, 42-43 credit program (First semester is prerequisites that must be completed or being completed at time of application to the program.)

The partnerships FVCC has with other college and university nursing programs prepare students to transfer to other institutions to earn bachelor or associate degrees in nursing.

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