The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skill to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics and physicians’ offices.
The Practical Nursing program begins in the fall.
The application will be available from October 1 – December 13, 2019.
Application Requirements for Fall 2020 must be met by December 31, 2019
To qualify, an applicant must:
- Applicants must complete all developmental requirements to be eligible to take ENG 111, BIO 163, & MAT 110.
- Complete Chemistry at the high school level or collegiate level with a C or better.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 unweighted (not rounded).
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Acceptance to the program based on current criteria.
- Current unrestricted listing on the NC Registry as a CNA I or above.
Practical Nursing Application Information – Fall 2020
Follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from Admissions to confirm your intent to enroll. You will receive a letter from the Admissions staff with your Craven Community College Student ID number and instructions for accessing your Craven Community College student email, and accessing WebAdvisor, Craven’s student web portal.
Complete the online Practical Nursing application. The application will be available from October 1 – December 13, 2019.
Applicants will be required to take the TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) during the months of November, December, or January, and must meet each of the following benchmarks:
-Total Score 55%
View more information about TEAS
Nursing Programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing
The Craven Community College Practical Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-909-2526. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
Nursing Programs Student Handbook – (pdf)
PN Admission Rating Worksheet FA2020 – (pdf) for a breakdown of how we score applicants for admissions, completed by the Health Program Admissions Specialist.
Funding your Nursing School Education
Scholarships for Nursing Majors
For further information, please contact
Aileen Will, Admissions Specialist for Health Programs
Tara Howry, Director of Nursing