Practical Nursing–D45660

Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Please check back at that time for any updated requirements.

BEFORE applying to the Practical Nursing (PN) Program, an applicant must satisfy the math, biology, and PSB prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental reading or English courses before applying to the PN Program.

MATH
An applicant must submit documentation of one of the following before receiving the PN application packet:

  • An unweighted high school GPA of 2.8+ from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years of enrollment
  • Qualifying placement scores or a grade of “P” for DMA 010-080 within the past 10 years.
  • MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 10 years.
  • RISE placement or transition studies showing mastery of Units 1-12 (Tier 2) within the past 10 years.
  • Students who have completed a college approved math course such as MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 with a “C” or better may meet the math requirement.

BIOLOGY
An applicant must have completed the following before receiving the PN application packet:

  • Biology 168 and 169 with a “C” or higher within 5 years of admission.
    • If BIO 168 has not been completed with a grade of “C” or higher within 5 years of admission, the applicant must be enrolled in BIO 168 during the fall semester. Documentation of enrollment is required when submitting the INTENT TO APPLY. An official transcript with grade of “C” or higher will be required when submitting the Health Sciences application.
    • If BIO 169 has not been completed with a “C” or higher within 5 years of admission, applicant must complete BIO 169 before or during the spring semester. Proof of enrollment is required when submitting the Health Sciences application.

The Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing must approve the equivalent to BIO 168 and 169.

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:

  • All PN Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. See Step 4 for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

NOTE: Currently enrolled LCC students skip to step 2. If you are not currently attending LCC and are applying to a second Health Sciences program and have already completed step 1, skip to step 2.

Complete and submit the Application for General College Admission.

Application for General College Admission

Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Please check back at that time for any updated requirements.

Step 1 and any course prerequisites must be completed before submitting the Intent to Apply form. A confirmation email will be sent indicating your Intent to Apply form was received. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days, contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu.

Intent to Apply

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts and a second email will be sent indicating requirements have been met for biology and math. A Health Sciences Application Packet will be sent as an attachment in the email, as well. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements, an email will be sent requesting you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not taken the PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

Most Health Science applicants are required to take the PSB Exam and must submit the PSB score report with the application. If you would like to improve on your score, there is a 30 day wait before retaking the exam.

PSB Exam Requirements

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020 by 12 Noon. An application, a checklist and a PSB score are required. If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist, and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.
Practical Nursing Diploma
Semester-by-Semester Plan
Point Count Worksheet

The Lenoir 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, 800-669-1656. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

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For more admissions information:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Office Manager

Admin. (Bldg 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897
Email: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Susan Whitley, RN, MSN, CNE
Practical Nursing Program Chair

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Room 234
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 803
Fax: (252) 520-9895
Email: swwhitley25@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Dr. Alexis Welch, RN
Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Rm 214
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 801
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: abwelch27@lenoircc.edu