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Practical Nursing (PN) – Diploma (D45660)

The Practical Nursing (PN) curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

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/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

For specific admissions requirements and additional information, refer to our Program of Study Worksheet.


The PN program at Brunswick Community College, located in Supply, NC is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the PN program is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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BCC Program Outcomes for ADN and PN programs


Course Title Credits
Summer Semester #1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I (preferred if applying to ADN) 4
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II (preferred if applying to ADN) 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NUR 117 Pharmacology** 2
Semester Total 10-13
Fall Semester #1
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 11
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 14
Spring Semester #1
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 10
Semester Total 10
Summer Semester #2
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 9
Semester Total 9
Total Program Credits 41-44

Additional student information:

• Must be a graduate of a state approved NA program and be active on the NCDHHS NA I registry.
• Must complete all non-nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher. All nursing courses must be completed with an exam average of “80” or higher to progress from one course to another.
• Must score at least a 59 or higher on the required TEAS nursing entrance exam. Exam must be completed before applying to the nursing program. Scores are only good for 3 years.
Nursing Information Sessions are required and held in person (no longer available on Moodle). If you are interested in applying for the 2025 Nursing Program, you must attend an Information Session before January 31, 2025. Information Sessions will be held monthly in the Health Sciences building, classroom J-106. To register, please email Jodie Lakis at [email protected].
• Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher before applying to the nursing program.

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