Practical Nursing












Our Vision

To be the elite Practical Nursing program in the Triad that prepares graduates to excel in a dynamic and diverse healthcare environment.

Our Mission

To equip future Practical Nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to provide professional, competent, and compassionate care; making a positive impact in the health of our local and global communities.

Our Curriculum

We offer a concept-based curriculum that helps develop meaningful connections for students as they learn the art and science of nursing. Critical thinking and clinical judgment are emphasized in class, lab, simulation and clinical experiences.

Our Program

Practical Nursing is a 3-semester diploma program and begins every January. Classes are offered throughout the week. Clinical experiences are usually 12 hours long, and can occur on any day of the week (including weekends). Our clinical partners are located throughout Alamance county and the surrounding communities.

Career Options

Upon graduation and successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, students are eligible to work in skilled nursing facilities, private homes, hospitals, and physician offices.

Salary Information

In North Carolina, Licensed Practical Nurses earn an average of $53,010 per year compared to the national median pay of $54,620 per year. Source

Ready to Begin?

Pre-Nursing: Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education (Nursing) Degree until they have met the admissions requirements for the program. Faculty members advise students as to the courses they should take before formal admission. All developmental requirements may need to be completed before admission or registration into some courses. To make an appointment with the Pre-Admission Counselor, reach out to or call 336-506-4246.


  • Practical Nursing admission application due by 5 pm on November 10th, 2023
  • Acceptance to the program will be communicated by November 21st, 2023
  • All accepted and waitlisted students must attend the Nursing Student Orientation session on November 27th at 6 pm
  • First day of class is January 8th, 2024

1. Apply for Admission to Alamance Community College
2. Request your official high School/GED and college transcripts to be sent to ACC Registrar
3. Meet the minimum reading, English and mathematics proficiency
4. Complete any developmental courses if needed

1. Complete a Certified Nurse Aide 1 program with clinical hours (must be approved by the NC Department of Health & Human Services or the equivalent if completed out of-state)
2. Be actively registered with the NC Nurse Aide 1 Registry

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) evaluates the academic readiness of
applicants to health science programs (such as nursing). ATI is the company who
developed the exam.
The ATI TEAS covers four content areas: reading, mathematics, science, and
English and language usage. You will have 219 minutes to complete 170 questions
(20 questions are experimental and unscored).
Submit your ATI TEAS scores to ACC. Points are awarded based on your score:
  • 90-100 receives 40 points
  • 80-89 receives 30 points
  • 70-79 receives 20 points
  • 60-69 receives 10 points

Enrollment is limited, so the admission process is competitive. Applicants receive points based on their grades for the following general education courses:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anatomy & Physiology
    ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    MAT 110 – Math Measurement & Literacy
    PSY 150 – General Psychology

Additional points are awarded for: EMT, Medical Assisting, Paramedic, and
Veterans Combat Medic or Corpsmen training.

1. Complete the ACC Associate Degree Nursing application.
2. Meet with a Health Sciences Advisor.
3. Submit all required documents and transcripts by 5 pm on November 10th, 2023.

You will be notified by August 1st if you have been accepted into the PN program.
The letter will include instructions for additional requirements and an orientation
session you must attend.

Candidates can apply as often as they wish. We encourage you to enroll in the
Associates of Applied Science, General Education (Nursing) program. This will
enable you to complete general education



Click here for the current Practical Nursing Application



Email or call 336-506-4246 to speak to the Health
Sciences Advisor.

Practical Nursing Interest Form

Learn more about the Practical Nursing Program at ACC.