Practical Nursing - D45660

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a three (3) semester program of study which leads to a one-year Diploma. Courses will include content related to the Practical Nurse's role in participating in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals,rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

A minimum grade of “C” is required for non-NUR courses and a minimum grade of “B” is required for NUR-courses identified in the Practical Nursing Diploma plan of study.

The Practical Nursing program requires students to complete a program application separate from the College's application. Applications are accepted September 1 - February 1 for possible acceptance into the subsequent fall semester. Please contact Nicole Lawrence, Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator, to receive a program application when all eligibility requirements have been met ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 252-451-8390).

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Course Requirements

General Education Courses
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
PSY 150 General Physiology

Major Core Courses
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III

Other Major Courses
CIS 110 Intro. to Computers 

Total Semester Hour Credits for Diploma 44