The Corpsman/Medic to Practical Nursing (CM-PN) program is designed for Airforce Medics (4NOX1, skill level 5) and Navy Corpsmen (HM000, Rank: HM3, E-4 and above), allowing them to obtain their Certificate of Specialization (CS). The program prepares graduates to provide safe, direct patient care as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in a variety of settings, including acute care, long-term care, home health, and ambulatory care. The program includes classroom study, laboratory application, high-fidelity simulation, and supervised clinical experiences (client care). 

Graduates of the CM-PN pathway will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam required to obtain a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) credential in Washington state. Additionally, this academic preparation and credential will prepare graduates for admission to nursing pathways that lead to a Registered Nurse license, i.e., LPN-to-RN, VL-BSN, or LPN-to-BSN. 

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The Corpsman/Medic to Practical Nursing application priority deadline is March 31. The program will continue to accept applications on a rolling, space-available basis. Applications can be downloaded and emailed to @email. Contact Healthcare Student Success Coach Ashley Blake for more info.

To support our commitment to a holistic admission process, the Olympic College Nursing Program has changed the minimum GPA for NURSE 151 - Dosage Calculations to 2.2 (80%) or above to be qualified for admission. This change aligns with the minimum passing standard for other NURSE courses. Factor points for this course are allocated according to the revised factoring system, detailed in the application instructions for each pathway.

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Student Achievement Data - Program Outcomes

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) Pass Rates

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) Pass Rates

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): NCLEX PN pass rate of 80% (or greater) for first-time test-takers within 12 months 

  • 2024: Exam pass rate is pending summer 2025  

Data based on NCSBN NCLEX - PN reports