FVCC offers numerous options to complete your nursing education right here in the Flathead Valley. Which option is right for you?
- 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 test approved by the state of Montana.
- 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 pre-requisites that must be completed or being completed at time of application to the program.)
- Five-semester, 72 credit program. (First semester is pre-requisites 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.
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.
The Flathead Valley Community College Associate Degree Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLNCNEA will be received.
All nursing programs, including the CNA course, require a background check and several immunizations prior to acceptance into the programs. See current academic catalog for details.