Practical Nursing (LPN)

The Patrick Henry Practical Nursing Program (LPN) is a 3-semester certificate program. Students may apply to the program during the posted application period. The program is offered over three sequential semesters: spring, summer, and fall. The next application period will be Sept. 9 - 13.  Applications will be available two weeks prior to the application period in Philpott 123 and online. 

Students are encouraged to speak with a Nursing Advisor to review admission requirements. Find advising hours on our Health Careers Advising page.

PN-Pre-Admission Testing:

Students who have applied and meet the pre-requisites will be invited to take the ATI-TEAS Nursing Pre-Admission Test which tests reading, math, science, and English & language usage.

  • There is an optional ATI TEAS Study Manual- 6th edition available for use in the LRC in the closed reserve section. 
  • Students may make an appointment in the Math Lab, located in the PHCC Learning Resource Center (LRC). 




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NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
Year National State PHCC
2017 83.85% 80.50% 85.0%
2015 81.89% 79.25% 93.33%
2013 84.63% 78.89% 92.31%
2012 84.23% 75.01% 85%
2011 85.95% 79.44% 79.17%

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates are calculated based on the graduate's first testing attempt & reflect the previous semester enrollment. 

The Patrick Henry Community College Practical Nursing Certificate program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing; 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, Virginia 23233; (404)975-5000.