Military Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse (P.N.)
This is an intense eight week program designed through a cooperative effort by College of DuPage, Illinois Central College, and Joliet Junior College in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Governors Association for Veterans who have completed the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program* and seek to earn a practical nurse certificate. The program addresses differences in competencies between the rigorous METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program and those of a practical nursing program as delineated in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Program components include didactic, clinical and skills validation learning experiences. Upon successful program completion, students will be awarded a practical nurse certificate and may apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
*Navy B-300-0010 Hospital Corpsman (HM-0000), Air Force Phase 1 L8AQJ4N031 01AA, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course (4N031)
Prerequisites and Compliance Criteria:
Successful completion of the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program within the last five years. If more than five years, at least one year of experience using corpsman skills in last five years.