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Plan of Study(Courses by Semester)
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.
The Practical Nursing program at Durham Technical Community College, located in Durham, North Carolina that is in accordance with ACEN records is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View more information about the program, student achievement outcomes.
How to Apply
Program applications are accepted November 1– February 1.
- Before you Apply
Students are required to attend an information session before applying (see Upcoming Events below).
View the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills form.
- 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.
- Apply to the Nursing Program
Students who are currently enrolled and have completed all of the nursing program admission requirements, should apply to the Practical Nursing program using the Practical Nursing Admissions Application.
Submit program applications electronically to Admissions, Registration, and Records (not Health and Wellness). Drop off locations are also listed on the Electronic Document Submission web page.