Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.


Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Practical Nurse Certificate Program

    The Practical Nurse Certificate Program is offered in eleven months and requires a complete time commitment by the student to successfully meet all requirements. The nursing courses progress from simple to complex within a supportive liberal arts/sciences. Students gain specialized knowledge and skills which meet the health needs of people in a variety of settings. Clinical experiences allow the student to use a clinical problem-solving process (the nursing process) to collect and organize health care data, assist in the identification of health needs/problems throughout the client's lifespan, and contribute to the interdisciplinary team. Adherence to standards of care, accountability, and use of legal/ethical principles in nursing practice is emphasized. 

    Students will graduate with a PN certificate and graduates are provided the opportunity to participate in a post-graduation mentorship to assist with preparation to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.

    Admission Criteria:

    • High School Transcript or GED Certificate
    • Completion of Algebra, Biology & Chemistry courses with a C+ or 75 average
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher in high school or college
    • Completion of TEAS exam with a score in the “proficient” range or higher

      Certificate Program in Practical Nursing Consumer Information


                                              First Time Pass Rates for August and December 2015 Graduates

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