Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Picture

General Information

This is a one year curriculum designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of the health team in administering safe, effective nursing care. Students are exposed to a well-balanced program of scientific foundations to provide knowledge, skills and understanding needed to function as a practical nurse. Upon graduation the student will receive a certificate and be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses.

Special Admission Requirements

  1. Transcript verifying high school graduation or GED
  2. A minimum ACT composite of 16 with a minimum of 12 in math and reading
  3. Must take the ATI TEAS exam
  4. If accepted, submit the following: A Health Occupations application submitted to a career-tech counselor; a health form signed by a physician submitted to a career-teach counselor; cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification. 
  5. If accepted, attend a practical nursing orientation
  6. If accepted, all applicants must participate in drug and alcohol testing and a criminal history background check

Practical Nursing Books and Supplies

  • Books (All semesters): $1,000
  • Student Liability Insurance: $15
  • CPR Training: $30
  • Hepatitis B Injections: $210
  • ATI: $483
  • MS State Board Exam: $200
  • Board Application Fee: $60
  • Board Review: $350
  • Nursing Pin: $100
  • Criminal Background check: $128
  • TB Testing: $30
  • IV Therapy: $20

For a complete listing of college fees and expenses, click here.

Median loan debt incurred by graduates: $3,500

Occupational Information

This program prepares students for the following occupations. The links provide information on each occupation including but not limited to job tasks, skills, job zone, and education. This information is provided by the O*NET program which is the nation's primary source of occupational information.