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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:

Certificate of Applied Science – Practical Nursing
Associate of Science Registered Nursing (ending Fall 2017)
Associate of Science Registered Nursing (starting Spring 2017)

Montana Board of Nursing

Annual Report 2014-2015

Student Achievement Outcome Data

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


Sandy Sacry, Director, RN, MSN
Jan Campana, MSN, ASRN
Deb Rapaport, RN, MSN
Rebecca Gibson, RN, BSN

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 2016, when the program will undergo a re-accreditation process. 


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

Follow this link to a website produced by first semester practical nursing students with information for individuals considering the HC Nursing program.