Practical Nursing CAS


The Practical Nursing Program accepts new students each August. This program is available at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, Nicholas County Campus, Raleigh County Campus and Summers County ARH Hospital.

The Practical Nursing Program is an intensive 11-month certificate program designed to prepare students to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure. For further information, contact Joanna Perry or Tina Bryant by using the links below.

Contact Information

JoAnna Perry
Instructor, Practical Nursing

Tina Bryant
Administrative Secretary

Admission Requirements
Application Process
Provisional Admittance Packet
Gainful Employment Information
PN Curriculum

New River CTC’s Nursing Programs have been granted candidate status for national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  1. Utilize the nursing process to deliver safe, effective nursing care in diverse settings.
  2. Respect the rights of patients with differing values, cultures, beliefs, nationalities, and lifestyles.
  3. Utilize therapeutic communication skills with patients, families and other health team members.
  4. Demonstrate legal and ethical accountability and professional conduct in practice.
  5. Identify the role of the practical nurse in various clinical settings.
  6. Exhibit professional behavior and act according to professional standards.
  7. Participate constructively in professional self-evaluation and optimum clinical performances.

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