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 18, 2021.
Application Requirements for Fall 2022 must be met by December 18, 2021
To qualify, an applicant must:
- Possess a current unrestricted listing on the NC Registry as a Certified Nurse Aide I or above
- Must complete all development requirements to be eligible to take ENG 111
- Must complete all development requirements to be eligible to take BIO 163
- Must complete all development requirements to be eligible to take MAT 110
- Must complete a Chemistry course at high school or collegiate level with a C or better
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (not rounded). Craven CC GPA will be used if an applicant has completed 12 or more semester hours at Craven CC.
- Be a graduate of an accredited/registered high school or a recognized equivalency, such as a GED diploma. Official transcripts must be on file at Craven CC.
- CPR certification must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. The course must be an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider. CPR courses are available on campus through Workforce Development as well as other sources in the community. Online courses do not meet this criteria.
- Documentation in the form of an AHA BLS certification card (usually emailed to you are the completion of the class) must be presented. CPR certification must remain current while enrolled in the nursing program.
- Important: Students without current CPR certification will not be allowed in the clinical setting. Absences for delinquency in maintaining current CPR will not be excused, leading to release from the program. Students may reapply in accordance with the admission policy.
Practical Nursing Application Information – Fall 2022
- Complete a general admission application to Craven Community College.
- You will receive a letter from the Admissions Department 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.
- Follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from Admissions to confirm your intent to enroll.
- Complete the online Practical Nursing application. The application will be available from October 1 – December 18, 2021.
- Applicants are required to the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test, published by ATI Tesing, one time during the application period, October 1 – December 18, 2021. It is the applicant’s responsibility to register, pay, and take the TEAS Test.
- The TEAS Test can only be taken one time during the application period
- Minimum required benchmarks
- Total Score 55%
- Reading 60%
- Math 50%
- Science 40%
- English 40%
- Required TEAS Test Scores for Practical Nursing Program Applicants Fall 2021 (pdf)
- TEAS Test Registration Information
- TEAS Test Information
- View more information about the TEAS Test on the Publisher’s website ATI Testing.
Practical Nursing Program Plan of Study
Practical Nursing Program Plan of Study (pdf)
Practical Nursing Program Admission Rating Worksheet – (pdf)
Practical Nursing Program General Information Sheet (pdf)
Nursing Programs Student Handbook – (pdf)
Funding your Nursing School Education
Approval and Accreditation
The North Carolina Board of Nursing establishes the standards for nursing education programs preparing for nursing licensure. These standards are designed to ensure that graduates have the necessary education to safely and competently practice nursing. Craven Community College Nursing Programs (ADN/RN and PN) are SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Craven Community College is in the process of seeking national accreditation to demonstrate the nursing programs meet or exceed quality standards established by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.
“The Craven Community College Associate Degree in 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.”
Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students
Craven Community College degree programs satisfy the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different. If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license please note that at this time Craven community College may or may not be able to advise whether a program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.
For further information, please contact
Aileen Will, Admissions Specialist Health Programs
Maureen Abraham, Director of Nursing