The Practical Nursing diploma program is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences is planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a practical nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse. Students most commonly will have to submit a satisfactory criminal background check as well as a drug screen in order to be placed in a clinical health care facility to complete the clinical portions of their educational training.
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure required to obtain licensure as a Georgia LPN.
Other Conditions for Admission
Students most commonly will have to submit a satisfactory criminal background check as well as drug screen in order to be placed in a clinical healthcare facility to complete the clinical portions of their educational training.
Competitive Admissions Program Applications:
Practical Nursing Application Information
- Submit a completed application;
- High School diploma or equivalent required for Graduation: Yes
- Age Requirement: 16
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts, if applicable;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.