Spring 2017
February 23, 2017
April 6, 2017
Summer 2017
June 15, 2017
All Information Sessions will be held in Building 17 Health Sciences Room 1726A at 3 p.m.


Health Sciences

Practical Nursing

Career Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

Career Information

Graduates 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.


Entry Hourly Wage: $15.42 (Information Source:

Entry Hourly Wage: $16.20 (Information Source: NCWorksOnline)

Program Requirements

The Practical Nursing Diploma Degree is a 44-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 30 credit hours. The program also consists of 14 general education credit hours.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral and written communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Practical Nursing Program, contact Eva Meekins, Program Director, at 910-272-3398 or