The certificate program in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare beginning practitioners for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) with the knowledge and skills to care for clients of all age groups and function as contributing members of the health care team in a variety of health service facilities. At the successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) leading to licensure as a practical nurse. It is a three semester program leading to a certificate in practical nursing. The Practical Nursing program has full approval by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. Check our NCLEX Pass Rates 2008-2014.
This program is committed to providing each individual an equal opportunity for success and does not discriminate in admissions and/or during matriculation based upon an applicant’s or student’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, non-disqualifying disability or age.
Students will find employment as practical nurses in:
- civil service
- long term care centers
- emergency care facilities
- health departments
- industrial settings
- nursing homes
- physician offices
Required Courses and Semester Plan
- 2016 – 2017 Final Catalog 5.26.16
- Practical Nursing Application Packet 2016
- ESCC PN Student Handbook 7.13
- PN Curriculum Guide
- Advanced Placement Policy 10.12
Linda Pruitt, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.H.A., is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Director, and has had a variety of clinical and managerial experiences in nursing.
You may wish to visit the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook online (keywords: Practical Nursing) or O*Net (occupational profiles).