Practical Nursing

The Practical Nurse program offers full-time classes and clinical experience in preparation for a skilled career. Graduates of the program are eligible to obtain Practical Nurse licensure after successfully completing the National Council of Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. Practical nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in a variety of health related areas. The program is approximately 11 months long with a total of 1463 hours.

Instructor Profile: Beckie Balch

In her 30+ years as a nurse, Beckie Balch, RN, MSN-Ed., has enjoyed a broad range of experiences in patient care. Starting out in the hospital setting as a labor and delivery nurse, she knew she’d found her passion and continued to pursue it.  From supporting and caring for soon to be mothers at a 33-bed labor and recovery facility boasting 300+ deliveries a month to counseling and triage for a 10 physician OBGYN clinic, you could say Balch has a little experience in the field.

Read Mrs. Balch's Story

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Enrollment Information

See application packet for ALL details, but generally, the process involves:
1. Complete an application for  admission form.
2. Provide: Official copy of ACT taken within the past 5 years with a score of 19 or greater in reading and math OR
3. Schedule the TABE test. If accepted to proceed, provide the required documents and then schedule an interview as directed in the packet.

Cost of Program/Tuition, Fees and Books

Total In-District: $8,608
Total Out of District: $12,997

(Subject to Change)

VA Approved

Employment Opportunities

Doctor Offices
Home Health
Correctional Facilities
Residential Care Facilities



Potential Salary
For information concerning working conditions, physical requirements, employment and job outlook please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) at
Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at
CIP: 51-3901 O-NET: 29-2061

PROGRAM TITLE: Practical Nursing
INSTRUCTORS: Beckie Balch & Julie Williams