Practical Nursing

PVCC LPN Nursing students

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Meta Major: 

The Practical Nursing Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is a one-year program that prepares you to take care of patients in extended care and other non-acute care settings such as nursing homes, assisted living centers, doctors' offices, clinics and private homes. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for licensure after successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

SDV 101 First Year Success
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences  -  Credit Hours
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology  - 3 Credit Hours
HLT 141 Introduction To Medical Terminology  - 2 Credit Hours
PNE 173 Pharmacology For Practical Nurses  - 2 Credit Hours
PNE 186 Nursing Concepts I  - 6 Credit Hours
PNE 187 Nursing Concepts II
PNE 116 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
PNE 188 Nursing Concepts III

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 


After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the Practical Nursing Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions.

The application for the Practical Nursing program for Spring 2019 are available on August 2, 2019 and will close on October 4, 2019 at 5 PM. 

Printable 2019 Practical Nursing Program Information

PN NCLEX Statistics

Virginia Board of Nursing Order



Inforamation Sessions

Please register here:

Information sessions will take place in the Keats Science Building, 1st floor, room K130. 

Wednesday, September 4, 4 PM

Monday, September 7, 4 PM

Wednesday, Steptember 9, 4 PM

Monday, September 16. 4 PM

Wednesday, September 23, 4 PM

Friday, September 27, 3 PM

Monday, September 30, 4 PM



Compliance Requirements

Successful completion of clinical compliance documentation, including criminal background check, drug screening, and immunization documentation, is required for the clinical internship. Please contact division office for detailed information at "". 

Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)