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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

36 Weeks, 3 credits, Course No. 8357/8358

Partnership with Henrico County – St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing

Total Program Length: 18 months

ACE Center and School of Nursing applications required

Prerequisite: Senior in high school or adult


Through a combination of classroom training and supervised clinical experience, you will be prepared to give nursing care under

the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. The entire Practical Nursing course is 18 months long. The first phase of 36 weeks is a three-credit class offered to high school seniors and adults. During the first phase, you can expect to learn Nursing Foundations, anatomy and physiology and pharmacology. Successfully complete the first phase and you will progress to the second phase at Henrico County – St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing. This phase is full time for nine months. After successfully completing this 18-month program, you are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.