May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Practical Nursing (NDIP)

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The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to function as competent practical nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity and use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the practical nursing program.


The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, (803)896-4300,


Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing and the South Carolina Technical College System.


Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a licensed practical nurse.


The program has a limited competitive enrollment and students must apply with their assigned academic advisor by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.


  • Fall 2024 Admission - May 31, 2024
  • Fall 2025 Admission - May 31, 2025


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Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner. Courses from one semester need to be completed prior to advancing to the next semester.

First Year

Total Credit Hours: 11

Spring Semester

Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 9

48 Semester Hours

*8-week courses. All others are 16-week courses.

All PNR courses that include a laboratory/clinical practicum component may have flexible schedules.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.

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