About the Practical Nursing Program
PN program coursework 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.
Blue Ridge 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). Practical nurses are in high demand statewide, and employment opportunities include hospitals; rehabilitation, long-term care and home health facilities; clinics and provider offices.
Blue Ridge Community College is proud to offer the Practical Nursing (PN) program for the first time starting in January of 2024. The application period for the first cohort is Oct. 1 through Nov. 17, 2023.
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211
The Practical Nursing Program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
*NUR courses will be offered during evening hours and will be located at the Health Sciences Center.
Apply for the Practical Nursing Program
Blue Ridge Community College is currently accepting applications for Spring 2024 admission to the Practical Nursing Diploma Program. Our nursing program has a selective admissions process, which means a limited number of qualified applicants will be accepted. The application period is October 1, 2023 to November 17, 2023, for the Spring 2024 program start.
Financial aid, including the Brighter Future Free College Scholarship Program, grants and scholarships, is available to those who qualify. Additionally, the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities.
Contact us today to learn more about financial aid options that can help you pursue a nursing degree.
Students enrolling in these programs must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in Technical Standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact Student Accessibility Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.