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2023-2024 Practical Nursing Application Now Open

The application for the SY23/24 Practical Nursing program is now live. Be sure to download the application packet for more details and instructions.

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.


  • High School Transcript or GED

  • 18 years of older

  • College Transcript if applicable


  • Long Term Care Aide (75 Hours)

  • Anatomy and Physiology (120 Hours)

  • Core Medical Terminology (45 Hours)

  • Introduction to Nursing (40 Hours)

  • Fundamentals of Nursing (160 Hours)

  • Pharmacology & Intravenous Therapy Skills  (66 Hours)

  • Clinical I (80 Hours)

  • Clinical II - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part I) (224 Hours)

  • Clinical III - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part II) (232 Hours)

  • Clinical Nursing IV (120 Hours)

  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing  (45 Hours)

  • Medical Surgical Nursing I  (78 Hours)

  • Medical Surgical Nursing II (78 Hours)

  • Mental Health Nursing (40 Hours)

  • Pediatric Nursing (45 Hours)

  • Transition to Practice (15 Hours)

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
VA Approved

(Subject to Change)

Employment Opportunities

  • Doctor Offices

  • Hospitals

  • Home Health

  • Clinics

  • 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 BLS

Salary information can be found at The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Resource Center at One to Online
CIP: 51-3901 O-NET: 29-2061

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