Program Description

The LPN Refresher curriculum provides a refresher course for individuals previously licensed as Practical Nurses who are ineligible for reentry into nursing practice due to a lapse in licensure for five or more years.

An individual entering this curriculum must have been previously licensed as a Practical Nurse.

To apply, complete the SPCC application found online at: Apply Now.

The following should be submitted with your SPCC admissions application:

A copy of your LPN license/Nursing Certificate Number


Admission is on a space-available basis. Selection is based on previous academic experience, satisfactory clinical and ethical performance, and appropriate North Carolina Board of Nursing guidelines. The course is offered in the fall semester each year. However, sufficient class enrollment is necessary in order for the class to be offered.

You will receive an email from the Admissions Office notifying you of your provisional acceptance into the Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher course.

Once provisionally accepted, you must do the following to be fully accepted:

  • Attend the LPN Refresher orientation session
  • Provide your current CPR/BLS certification
  • Submit the Student Medical Form for North Carolina Community College System Institutions. Note: Any costs for physical and any required immunizations are the student’s responsibility.

Applicants accepted for admission into the Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher course at SPCC may be required to complete a criminal background check and a drug screening after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in the onsite clinical portion of the program. Fees for the procedure are the student’s responsibility.

If the criminal background check and the drug screening are required and you receive an unsatisfactory result, hospitals or clinical facilities that participate in onsite training may deny you access to their facility. This will mean you cannot complete the clinical portion of the course. If you are unable to complete the clinical portion of your training, you will be unable to complete the course.

Employment Opportunities

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

Educational Opportunities

  • LPN Refresher – 1 Semester to Complete

Contact Information

To learn more, contact:

Crystal Barbour, Enrollment Specialist


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