Klamath Community College has gotten approval to start offering a practical nursing degree on its expanding campus.

Klamath Community College has gotten approval to start offering a practical nursing degree on its expanding campus.

The Herald and News reports that the Oregon State Board of Nursing gave the approval and classes are scheduled to start in March 2011.

Practical nurses work with stable patients and perform procedures such as drawing blood and giving shots.

The classes will be offered in a new science building that is part of a $16 million campus expansion.

— The Associated Press