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Practical Nursing Diploma
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the three-semester program involves both classroom and clinical activities.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
View more information about the program, student achievement outcomes.
Before you Apply: Students are required to attend an information session before applying (see Upcoming Events below).
How to Apply to the College: New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should use the green button below to apply to the College and choose Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.
How to Apply to the Nursing Program: Students who are currently enrolled and have completed all of the nursing program admission requirements, should apply to the program using the Practical Nursing Admissions Application (linked here November 2). The application deadline is February 1. View the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills documents.
If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact Donna Alston.