Practical Nursing diploma

The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to function as competent practical nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity and use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the practical nursing program.

The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, (803)896-4300,

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing and the South Carolina Technical College System.

Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse.

For more information on how to apply to CCTC, contact:

Phone: (803) 778-812

For more information about competitive entry and advisement, contact:

Advisement and Support Center
Phone: (803) 774-3310