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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. 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, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and home health agencies.


James A. White, BSN, RN
Director, Health Sciences and Wellness Programs Admissions/Advisement
Elizabeth City Office: OC107 
252-335-0821 ext. 2304

Career Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Practical Nurses

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Please review the current Nursing Handbook for more information and nursing student requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive. Applicants must meet specific requirements and take the TEAS test to be considered for admission. The links below will provide you with the necessary information on the program specific admission requirements and TEAS testing.

Video of the Health Sciences Admission Process

Admission Requirements Fact Sheet

TEAS Testing Information

Health Sciences Program Comparison

Student who completes the Practical Nursing Program and work for at least one with an unrestricted license may seek admissions to the Associate Degree Nursing program through LPN - ADN Options program. For more information click here.

If you are undecided about your program of study or need further assistance visit Career Services.


Curriculum Guide


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