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Practical Nursing (CIP 51.3901)

Please Note:  Program changes effective 2019 Fall. Please see your advisor if working off of an older catalog.

Program Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.

Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

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.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content area of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The test is intended for use primarily with adult nursing program applicants. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. RichmondCC offers the TEAS VI monthly from June 1 to Jan. 31.

Test Fees & Scores

  • Cost for the TEAS exam is $65 per each attempt. You can only test two times in one calendar year. You must wait 60 days between each test attempt.
  • Scores are accepted June 1, 2019, to Jan, 31, 2020. TEAS test scores will expire after 3 years.

TEAS Test Dates

Hamlet Campus

  • Thursday, Nov. 21 - 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28 - 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29 - 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30 - 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 31 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Honeycutt Center - Laurinburg

  • Monday Dec. 16 - 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14 - 9 a.m.

To request a TEAS test appointment, email Please include your full name, RichmondCC student ID number or date of birth, phone number and which available date you would like to schedule your test. Please Complete a nursing application before you take the TEAS test.

Admissions Information

Nursing Application

PN Points Sheet 2020

Dean Allied Health & Human Services
Nursing Instructor
LPN Program Coordinator

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