Practical Nurses (LPN’s) deal with people: sick, injured, and well. They work closely with the patient at the bedside under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. Practical nurses collect patient data, provide teaching, pass medications, and perform wound care.
This certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.
Where You Could Go
Employment settings include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, patient education facilities. Many students start in practical nursing and go on to earn an associate degree in nursing, to become an RN. The advantage is that they can work as an LPN while pursuing their associate degree.
NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.
- BIOL1101 – Nutrition
- BIOL1550 – Microbiology for Health Professionals
- BIOL1730 – Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- PNUR1012 – Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
- PNUR1030 – Pharmacology
- PNUR2012 – Adv. Concepts or Practical Nursing I
- PNUR2032 – Adv. Concepts or Practical Nursing II
- PNUR2050 – Professionalism and Trends in Practical Nursing
The field of nursing is experiencing a shortfall and many practical nursing graduates are hired immediately.
Both associate degree nursing and practical nursing programs consistently score above the national average on their licensure exams.
Students Graduating on Time43%Title IV students complete the program within 1 year
Program Costs*Cost: $9,331Description: for in-state tuition and fees: No: NoCost: $14,881Description: for out-of-state tuition and fees: No: NoCost: $1,197Description: for books and supplies: No: No
The typical graduate leaves withN/A*in debt*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical monthly loan paymentN/A*per month in student loansN/A*interest rate*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Graduates who got jobs87%of program graduates who got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate
Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:
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