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Practical Nursing (PN)

P&HCC’s Practical Nursing Program (PN) is a 3-semester certificate program. The program is offered over three sequential semesters: summer, fall, and spring. The next application period will be held February 13 – 17, 2023.

We recommend speaking with a Nursing Advisor (clester@patrickhenry.edu) to review admission requirements. All applicants to the program must attend an Information Session. View the Information Session dates.

Featured Links

   Practical Nursing Student Handbook

   Program Advising Sheet 

   Barrier Crimes Guide 

   Practical Nursing Program Organizational Chart 

PN Curricular Plan

Applicants must have official transcripts from high school, GED, and/or previous colleges sent directly to P&HCC. Mail to:
Admissions and Records
Patrick & Henry Community College
645 Patriot Ave.
Martinsville, VA 24112

[Sealed transcripts can be accepted in-person, electronic transcripts can be accepted if they are sent from the former institution directly to admissions@patrickhenry.edu.Transcripts that are electronically forwarded, printed by the student, or unsealed are not official.]

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.



 NCLEX-PN First Time Licensure Pass Rates: 

NCLEX-PN First Time Pass Rates

NCLEX-PN Pass rates are calculated based on the graduate’s first testing attempt and reflect the previous year’s graduates. (i.e. 2020 pass rates reflect 2019 graduates).

 The Patrick & Henry Community College Practical Nursing Certificate Program has conditional approval with terms and conditions by the: Virginia Board of Nursing. 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300. Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463, (804) 367-4515. The program is not nationally accredited.


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