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Helena College Nursing Programs

The Nursing Program prepares graduates to become educated health care providers in various environments. Employment and articulation are core focuses of the program. Helena College has two nursing degree programs:

Do you want to be a LPN?
Certificate of Applied Science – Practical Nursing

Do you want to be a RN?
Associate of Science Registered Nursing

Are you already a LPN?
Associate of Science Registered Nursing RN to BSN Pathway

Montana Board of Nursing

Annual Report 2015-2016

Student Achievement Outcome Data

NCLEX pass rate for Practical Nursing program: 96.43%
Retention/Completion rate for Practical Nursing program: 97%
Job placement rate for Practical Nursing program (within 6 months of graduation): 100%

NCLEX pass rate for Registered Nursing program: 100%
Retention/Completion rate for Registered Nursing program: 100%
Job placement rate for Registered Nursing program (within 6 months of graduation): 100%


Sandy Sacry, Director, RN, MSN
Kristina Kenning, RN, BSN
Deb Rapaport, RN, MSN
Rebecca Gibson, RN, MSN
Clara Rauch-Davis, RN, MSN

Contact Us:

Administrative Associate
Cherise Hecht

Program cost

$8,678 - $13,378 (Depending on length of program)

Potential employers

Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Physician Offices, and Other Health Care Agencies

What type of job can I get?

Licensed Practical Nurse

Registered Nurse

Job outlook & wages

LPN Median Wage in MT*:  $35,670

LPN Median Wage in US*:  $40,380

LPN Expected Growth in MT*:  13.1%

LPN Expected Growth in US*:  20.6%

RN Median Wage in MT*:  $56,790

RN Median Wage in US*:  $64,690

RN Expected Growth in MT*:  19.9%

RN Expected Growth in US*:  22.2%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections;
MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

The RN program is currently accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)  until the Spring of 2024. 


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326
P.(404)975-5000/ F.(404)975-5020


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