Practical Nursing – LPN

Effective Fall 2016, the LPN and ADN programs will be combined to create a single, unified Nursing Program. A practical nursing certificate will be awarded to the student who completes the first 3 semesters of the Nursing curriculum which consist of 45 credit hours, including 20 credit hours of general education and 25 credits of nursing core courses.  This qualifies the student to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination:  NCLEX-PN exam. Following completion of the first 3 semesters, students seeking their Practical Nursing Certificate may opt to stop out of the Nursing Program or continue into their final two semesters, pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

The ADN application, available February-March, will be utilized for admission into the Nursing Program.  The Nursing Program will begin each fall semester. There will not be a separate application or application period for the LPN program.

Individuals interested in pursuing the Practical Nursing Certificate are encouraged to view the ADN section of the Health Sciences website, for more information.

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes


The Practical Nursing program at Chattahoochee Valley Community College is approved by:

Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN)
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 293-5200

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 679-4500
www.sacs.org


Employment information for LPN can be located at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.