3 Practical Nursing StudentsThe 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 interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Diploma Program

Day and Evening Classes Available

Course Descriptions


The Practical Nursing Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is operated in compliance with their standards for approved practical nursing programs.

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Post Office Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129

Phone: (919) 782-3211 | Fax: (919) 781-9461

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.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Practical Nursing program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

Practical Nursing awards 15 competitive points for applicants that attend the information session.

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

In-State Cost Guidelines

Item Cost
Prior to Enrollment $150.00
Immunizations $130.00
Tuition $2,280.00
Activity Fee $51.00
Parking Fee $12.00
Liability Insurance $13.00
Background Certification & Drug Screen $58.00
CPR Certification $45.00
Books $850.00
HESI Testing Package $332.00
Supplies $100.00
Student Uniforms $350.00
Watch $35.00
Shoes $65.00
Graduate Pin $65.00
Nursing Lamp $30.00
Nursing Licensure Exam $350.00
NCLEX PN Review $275.00
PN Club (Optional) $100.00

**Out-of-State Tuition $268.00

*Must have Hepatitis vaccine series before entering the program
*CPR Certification Required
*Clinical Badge – $20.00 deposit

No associate degree currently available.

Practical Nursing (D45660)

Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisites: High School Diploma, 1Unit Biology, Algebra & Chemistry
Award: Diploma

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No certificate programs currently available.