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Practical Nursing Diploma

The Practical Nursing Diploma curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.

Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a licensed practical nurse.

Practical Nursing diploma admissions requirements
Practical Nursing diploma class listing

Gainful Employment Information

Career opportunities

Rehabilitation centers
Health departments
Home health care agencies
Medical offices
Nursing homes
Health and fitness clubs
Cruise ships
Private practices


The SPCC Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Contact the Board at P.O. Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129 or 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 or call 919-782-3211 for questions about the approval.

Practical Nursing Faculty

Sharon Freeman
Sharon Freeman
Program Director, Practical Nursing
Kay Edwards
Kay Edwards
Faculty, Practical Nursing
Joyce Long
Alice Bradley
Dean, Allied Health and Nursing


Practical Nursing Diploma at SPCC