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Practical Nursing

    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 Outlook

    Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

    Average Salary

    • Licensed Practical Nurse (BLS)
      • $47,050/YR
      • $22.62/HR
    Essential Skills

    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

    Associate in Applied Science (AAS) programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training and range from 64 to 76 semester hour credits. A full-time student can typically complete one of these programs within two years. All two-year degree programs at RCC comply with the program standards established by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). In addition to major course work, associate in applied science degree programs require a minimum of 15 semester hour credits of general education.


    The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

    Find more information about program curriculum

    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.


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    Director | Building 17, 1703B 
    Phone: (910) 272-3398

    All Information Sessions are Virtual 
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    Fall ’20 Information Session

    • Thursday, September 10
    • Thursday, October 15
    • Thursday, November 12

      Spring ’21 Information Session

      • Thursday, June 4
      • Thursday, March 4
      • Thursday, May 20

      Summer ’21 Information Session

      • Thursday, June 10

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