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 in North Carolina.

This refresher course is taught online with a clinical component. Clinical hours are obtained from long term care facilities or hospital agencies. Attempts are made to schedule these hours at facilities in close proximity or surrounding areas of the student’s home.

All health admission is two phases. Complete your application to the college first then submit the Phase II Application submit to Donna Papa at dpapa@spcc.edu.

Phase II Application Deadline for starting in August 2023 (Fall semester) is June 22nd, 2023.

Note: Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

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:

Donna Papa, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health and Public Safety


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