Department Chair

Health Technologies Center, Room 169-K, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Renee Ellis


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
PO Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Telephone: 919.782.3211 | Fax: 919.781.9461

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.

Competitive Admissions

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.

Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. 
Practical Nursing awards 15 competitive points for applicants that attend the information session.

Welcome Letter

What to Expect:

Course Work

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 interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Diploma Program

Day and Evening Classes Available

Career Paths

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.

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At FTCC you can earn a diploma in Practical Nursing. Contact an Admissions Counselor for assistance or Apply Now!


Practical Nursing Diploma (D45660)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, 1 Unit of Biology, 1 Unit of Algebra, & 1 Unit of Chemistry
Award: Diploma

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