This site provides information to current and prospective students about the Practical Nursing Program. Our curriculum and experienced faculty prepare students to be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam and foster confidence to enter the work force.**Please check back regularly for updated information concerning TEAS testing dates, information meetings, and additional program information.* *
The one-year certificate program in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of a health team, rendering patient care in a variety of health service facilities. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to take the Virginia Board of Nursing examination leading to licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Here you will find information about NRCC Practical Nursing courses and professor(s).
The college serves the educational needs of the public and assumes a duty to help provide the requirements for trained workers in the region. The practical nursing program works with the college to prepare graduates with technical competence in basic nursing skills to help meet community health needs. more information »
2nd Semester PNE 162 - clinical hours: 234
3rd Semester PNE 163 - clinical hours: 174
3rd Semester PNE 290 - clinical hours: 60
Below you will find helpful links to additional college nursing programs and health-related information.
NRCC faculty provide individualized mentoring in the clinical area. These practices develop the clinical experiences for our students to prepare them to manage the comprehensive care needs of clients in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical experiences take place in innovative sites such as acute care facilities, outpatient clinics, home care agencies and private practice settings. These practice sites provide students with the diverse background necessary to prepare them to make sophisticated clinical decisions.