Health Professions Division

Practical Nursing



  • RN and LPN application packets now available for Fall 2019 semester.  Applications due March 4—March 8, 2019.  An application workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:30 pm in room #6163.
  • Applicants must now have an active CNA license to apply for the RN and LPN program effective for the Spring 2019 application period.  

The Practical Nursing program is operated with the approval of the State Board of Nursing.  The course of study is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to function as a practical nurse.  Classes consist of both theory and hands-on supervised experience.  The supervised clinical experience is conducted at major health care facilities and agencies.

For more detailed information:  /falcons/resources/programs/pn-admissions-handout.pdf

What Jobs Can I Get?

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Community Clinics
  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

How Long Will it Take?


  • Practical Nursing program is a full time 3 semester program with pre-requisites.
  • Entrance to professional program is accepted both fall and spring semesters.
  • Students are required to have a CNA license prior to entering the professional program.

Why Practical Nursing at CEI?

  • Low Cost
  • Great Value
  • High Job Placement
  • High Pass Rates on National License Exam
  • Individualized Services
  • Small Class Size
  • Interactive Nursing & Simulation Lab
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Numerous Community Clinical Rotations

What Real Students Say

"I chose EITC (CEI) because they were willing to work with me, my family, and my work. They have an excellent staff that is there to help you better yourself and achieve your goals."

Janalee Outhenthapanya, LPN

"I worked for a company for 26 years and when they went out of business I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I looked into the EITC (CEI) nursing program and decided to go for it. I received an excellent education and look forward to a career as a nurse. I'm 47 and I'm proof you are never too old to learn!"

Lorna Schuebert

College of Eastern Idaho, 208.524.3000, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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