Oct 05, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Practical Nursing Certificate

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Health Sciences and Culinary Arts Division, 413.552.2030


Nursing is the art and science of caring. Nursing is an interpersonal process based on values, beliefs, and standards of the profession. Nursing is a profession which utilizes nursing knowledge and principles from the humanities and the biological, behavioral, and social sciences to assist individuals, groups, and communities in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health.

The Practical Nurse Certificate Program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

The Practical Nurse Certificate Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Upon completion of this programs, students will be able to:

  • utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective nursing care, applying current evidence-based practice standards appropriate to the patient’s needs
  • facilitate clinical competence in the role of practical nurse in accordance with legal, ethical, and regulatory standards
  • participate in the implementation of priority-based, patient-centered nursing care that respect the patient’s individual preferences
  • collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, incorporating appropriate communication techniques to provide quality patient care

The application for the Nursing Program can be found either by contacting the Admissions office 413.552.2321 or by going to the HCC website: www.hcc.edu.



For a comprehensive list of requirements for both admission and completion of this program, please visit the Nursing page on the HCC website.

Final admission to the program is dependent on successful completion and passing of the COR/SORI check, Drug Screening, and Fingerprinting.


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