Approval Status

The Practical Nursing Program of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools was established in 1974. It is located in the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center, Room 316, 1080 South Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This program is under the control of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education, District #63, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and is supervised by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri State Board of Nursing. 

The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing as well as the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Accreditation establishes basic educational preparation for practical nurses. It enables graduates to apply to the Missouri State Board of Nursing to write the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. 

The Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center received accreditation from the North Central Association—
Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement in June 2012.