The Practical Nursing 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 interprofessional 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.
First Writing Licensure Exam Passage Rates
NCLEX-PN Class of 2022: 92%
PN Class of 2022: 52%
Fall Semester I
|ACA 122||College Transfer Success||1 CR|
|NUR 101||Practical Nursing I||11 CR|
|BIO 168||Anatomy & Physiology I||4 CR|
|PSY 150||General Psychology||3 CR|
|Semester Credit Hours||19 CR|
Spring Semester I
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3 CR|
|NUR 102||Practical Nursing II||10 CR|
|BIO 169||Anatomy & Physiology II||4 CR|
|Semester Credit Hours||17 CR|
Summer Semester I
|NUR 103||Practical Nursing III||9 CR|
|Semester Credit Hours||9 CR|
Minimum hours needed to graduate: 45 CR
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Nursing Accreditation and Approval
The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs at Sampson Community College located in Clinton, NC are accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.
The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs are given full approval by:
The nursing programs at Sampson Community College satisfy the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different. North Carolina is considered a compact state regarding licensure. If you are considering a program that may lead to a professional license, it is advised to inquire with your prospective state Board of Nursing.