Practical Nursing Diploma
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Program Intro

The Practical Nursing–D45660 curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

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SAMPLE COURSES:

  • NUR 101 – Practical Nursing I
    This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
  • NUR 102 – Practical Nursing II
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, nursing, and healthcare.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • NUR 103 – Practical Nursing III
    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.

Before Applying

BEFORE applying to the Practical Nursing (PN) Program, an applicant must satisfy the math, biology, and PSB or ACT 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 152,  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 or ACT:

  • All PN Applicants are required to take the PSB or ACT 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 or ACT 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

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on January 21, 2022.

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 ACT or PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

Most Health Science applicants are required to take the ACT or PSB Exam. The score report must be submitted with your application.

ACT/PSB Testing Information

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022, by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist and an ACT or 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.

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.

Paying for College

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