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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 $58 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, 2018, to Jan, 31, 2019. TEAS test scores will expire after 3 years. 

Please Complete a nursing application before you take the TEAS test.

We have booked all seats for TEAS test for Nursing Admissions. Anyone who needs TEAS testing will have to take the test somewhere else (i.e. PSI Testing Center). Information about these centers can be found with Typically these testing centers will cost about $115. All scores must be submitted by 01/31/2019 for Fall 2019 Nursing Admissions.Admissions Information

Nursing Application

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Janet M. Sims
Nursing Department Chair
Nursing Instructor
Nursing Instructor

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