Practical Nursing

Program Code

The following Plan of Study is the standard curriculum for the above Program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate, the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average. This Plan of Study is subject to change when the college determines such action is in the best interest of the student or the Program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions Office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Notes for NUR classes indicate the breakdown of hours in this order: lecture, lab, clinical, contact (eg. 7/6/6/19)

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Program Prerequisites

  • Possess a current unrestricted listing on the NC Registry as a Certified Nurse Aide I or above.
  • Prior to the application cut-off date for this program, applicants must meet the developmental requirements for the general education courses that are part of the plan of study.
  • Must complete a Chemistry course at high school or collegiate level with a C or better
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (not rounded)
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED – transcript(s) on file at Craven Community College

Program Co-Requisites

Completion of all general college courses is strongly encouraged before entering the nursing program.

Additional Requirements

  • Accepted students:
    • CPR certification must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. The course must be an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider. CPR courses are available on campus through Workforce Development as well as other sources in the community. Online courses do not meet the criteria.
    • Documentation in the form of an AHA BLS certification card (usually emailed to you at completion of the class) must be presented. CPR certification must remain current while enrolled in the nursing program.
    • Important: Students without current CPR certification will not be allowed in the clinical setting. Absences for delinquency in maintaining current CPR will not be excused, leading to release from the program. Students may reapply in accordance with the readmission policy.
  • A 2.5 is the minimum cumulative grade point average required for progression within the nursing program.
  • Successful completion of all courses as outlined in the plan of study—NUR courses must be completed with a B or higher and support courses with a C or greater— is required before Nursing students will be allowed to register for the succeeding semester.

Approval and Accreditation

Craven Community College Nursing Programs (ADN and PN) are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Associate Degree in Nursing program at Craven Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037. 202-909-2487.