The Registered Nursing program is an Associate of Applied Science program. Nursing courses begin in the fall or spring and may be completed in 4 semesters. Admission criteria for the state community college nursing programs are standardized. They are subject to change. PPCC nursing program maintains a competitive admission process. Students should complete the nursing program application to the PPCC nursing program after completing all prerequisites by picking up a copy of the application from the Health & Science division or downloading a copy from the PPCC nursing website at www.ppcc.edu/nursing/.
Students are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-PN at the successful completion of the first year of nursing courses and NUR 169 - Transition into Practical Nursing (minimum of C grade). Students are eligible to apply to write to NCLEX-RN at the successful completion of the second year of nursing courses. Students may also complete any of the other general education/science courses prior to entry in nursing courses.