The application deadline for this program is January 29, 2018. To obtain an application, students must first meet all minimum admissions criteria (MAC) for the academic program. The MAC can be found in the "Admissions Information Packet" on the right tab of this page. Once the MAC have been met, students may obtain the online application link from their Admissions Specialist and submit the application along with any required documentation or materials by the deadline. Before meeting with an Admissions Specialist, please be sure to view the Online Information Session and complete the final assessment. The Online Information Session will provide vital information about the admissions process for this program.
Diploma in Practical Nursing
This 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 of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation, long term care, home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Program Length: 3 semesters
Career Pathway Options: Diploma in Practical Nursing
Harnett Health Sciences Center (HHSC) - day program begins Fall semester.
What Students Learn
- The Practical Nursing Program and Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher Certificate Program prepare graduates to fulfill the roles of provider of care and member of the discipline of nursing. The graduate of the practical nursing program and licensed practical nurse refresher certificate program provides nursing care for clients in structured health care settings who are experiencing common well-defined health problems under the direction of a registered nurse or other person(s) authorized by law to provide such supervision.
- Students successfully completing the Practical Nursing Program and Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher Certificate Program will be able to:
- As a provider of care, participate in using the nursing process as a framework to maintain, promote, and restore optimal functional health patterns for clients across the life span with common alterations in functional health patterns.
- As a member within the discipline of nursing, practice the ethical, legal, and professional behaviors for the Licensed Practical Nurse as a member of the health care team.