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Program Description

The Practical Nursing Diploma curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.

Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

The Practical Nursing Program only admits students in the fall semester. All applications for the Fall 2022 Cohort must be completed by March 18th, 2022. This includes TEAS testing, CNA certification, and transcripts. Applications are only available at program information sessions, dates below. Phase II applications must be turned in to Donna Papa (dpapa@spcc.edu) by appointment. 

Note:Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

Practical Nursing Information Session Dates and Times for admission to the upcoming Fall 2022 Cohort. Attendance is mandatory in order to receive the Phase II application.

Information Session dates and times 

September 1st 2:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/4ca61e1cab014a2a83d41dfecc74024b


October 14th 12:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/5d91000c94b1418f95b2a8a023af5633


November 9th 2:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/8d475bf5a5be44a6be8b8dc91876842c


December 9th 12:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ae0cb7b6f3ff405db5cb7797ae6ec89c


January 6, 2022 10:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/b6704987030942c88795e598e4e311ae


January 19, 2022 12:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2ac443788e7b4e8193a48d959c42d133


February 10, 2022 2:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/10e73028fdd042aa91d08964d4b56f7b


February 22, 2022 10:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/fef7deadbdd242de8abe4d845d2ede00


March 3, 2022 12:00 – https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/0a860f922d0a486e8ae9f7eefbd3b17a



Employment Opportunities

  • Cruise ships
  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Home health care agencies
  • Medical offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Spas

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

Practical Nursing Program Contacts:

Deborah Evans
Program Director, Practical Nursing
Stephanie Springer
Faculty, Practical Nursing