Practical Nursing Admissions

Students are encouraged to begin the application process early to allow adequate time to complete the Student Readiness Checklist before the application due date (see page 2 of this document).

Potential applicants should read the information contained in the Student Readiness Checklist carefully and complete the checklist on the second page of the document before meeting with the Director of Nursing to complete and sign the Formal Application. Listed below are the steps required for application to the Practical Nursing program at Southeastern Community College. The steps are provided as a guideline and, in all cases, the applicant should work closely with his/her assigned nursing advisor during the application process.

*The new 2023 Student Readiness Checklist will be available soon.

  1. New students must complete and submit the Southeastern Community College Admissions Application.
  2. Applicants must have credit for Transition Math (MAT 003) and Transition English (ENG 002). A placement assessment may be required. Student Services staff can determine whether the requirement has been met and if the placement assessment is required.
  3. Request official high school and college transcripts to be sent to SCC. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
  4. Applicants who have taken Biology (163 or 168/169) before the application deadline must have achieved a grade of “C” or better and the courses must be current within 10 years of the application deadline.
  5. Applicants must hold a valid certificate of CNA training and a current listing on the North Carolina CNA registry. Applicants who challenged the CNA exam and have never attended a formal training class with scheduled clinical hours are not eligible to apply.
  6. Applicants must complete the TEAS test with a minimum composite score of 59% overall.

Once all requirements for application have been met, the applicant must meet with the Director of Nursing to complete and sign the formal application. (Students must apply each year, and may apply for admission to only one program at a time). Current admission, readmission, and continuation in the program guidelines are outlined in the Southeastern Community College Catalog.

Applicants are chosen for admission to the nursing program using a points system that is based on completion of a student readiness checklist, a comparison of SCC GPA, success in previously completed core courses, and a review of all documents by the nursing admissions committee. Acceptance into the PN program will be announced as soon as applications are received and processed. Admission to the nursing program is competitive; meeting the requirements to complete the formal application does not guarantee admission to the program. The number of applicants chosen will be determined by the nursing admissions committee based on the space and resources available.

Nursing Student Handbook


Jessica Hill

Director of Nursing

(910) 788-6226

R-Building, Rm 123