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Practical Nurse - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Changing lives - achieving dreams

Start your health care career as a practical nurse at Great Falls College. Nursing Class of 2014

Learn from highly qualified nursing faculty in the largest simulated hospital in Montana. State-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulators provide a realistic health-care experience designed to supplement your on-site clinical experiences. Computerized patient simulation experience enhances assessment, decision making skills, and clinical competency within a risk free environment.

Entrance to this program is competitive and enrollment limited. Through a 9 month, intensive program of theory and clinical experience students are provided with a firm foundation in professionalism, communication, critical thinking, and caring. The practical nursing program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate

Licensed Practical Nurses play a vital role in healthcare, providing care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings.

Once you earn your degree as a practical nurse, the option for transition in becoming a registered nurse with an Associate of Science in Nursing is available to you, in Great Falls, through our partner, MSU-Northern.

Practical Nurse - Program Staff

  Kim Martin, RN, BSN, MSN, is the GFC MSU Practical Nursing Program Director.  “My vision for the Great Falls College Practical Nurse program is to shape, mold, and graduate professional, competent nurses - nurses whose caring is holistic and compassionate,” says Kim. Her first impression of the new GFC Simulated Hospital is that it is an educator’s dream, an all-inclusive lifetime facility.  

Sandy Heyward, RN, BSN, MSN, holds a Master’s in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing.   Sandy is excited to share her work experience with her students. She has worked as a nurse in the areas of gastrointestinal general medicine, surgery, and hemodialysis.


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