The nursing program enables students to become caring registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, committed to lifelong learning and service. The program provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span in a variety of settings.

A Career in Nursing

The programs at Piedmont Tech provide students with the knowledge, skills and aptitudes needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span. Upon completion of the designated programs, students will be prepared to take their licensure examination. They will be ready to respond to changing health care demands in a variety of settings within the respective scopes of nursing practice.

With continued reports of a national shortage of nurses, there couldn’t be a better time to enter this rewarding, high paying profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses is projected to increase over the next decade.

Special Application Requirements

The Nursing program has special program admission criteria which must be completed prior to applying for the clinical phase of the program. A student may be admitted to the college at any time in order to complete prerequisite and general education coursework.

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What Will I Do as a Nurse?

Graduates will assess or collect data about patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. You’ll administer care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients and you may advise patients
on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Licensing and registration is required to practice.

Some Job Duties May Include:

  • Administer medication
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families or communities to identify health problems
  • Consult with health care teams to assess, plan and implement patient care plans
  • Direct and supervise other health care personnel or supervise a particular unit
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance in convalescence and rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals and industry

RN to BSN Options

Students earning an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Nursing (ADN) can transfer into bachelor’s degree nursing or other health-related degree programs at Lander UniversityUniversity of South Carolina at AikenUniversity of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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Career Quick Facts

Career Outlook

Registered Nurse

  • Median Salary Average: $60,860
  • SC Salary Range: $57,940-$92,040
  • 94% placement rate for 2020-2021 graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Median Salary Average: $47,850
  • SC Salary Range: $38,080-$60,520
  • 95% placement rate for 2020-2021 graduates

Salary and career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Physical Demands
  • active (much walking, standing, carrying)
  • lifting required (up to very heavy - 100+ lbs.)
  • good vision and hearing
Entry Level Positions

Associate Degree Nursing

  • Registered Nurse

Practical Nursing

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Abbeville Area Medical Center
  • Abbeville County School District
  • Abbeville Home Health
  • Abbeville Nursing Center
  • Advanced Vascular Associates
  • Agape Community Center
  • Alpha Health & Rehab of Greer
  • Aiken Regional Medical Centers
  • AnMed Health
  • Ark Hospice
  • Ashley House
  • Athens Regional Medical Center
  • Augusta Dialysis Center
  • Augusta State Medical Prisons
  • Azalea Woods Nursing Home
  • Bailey Manor
  • Bayview Care Center
  • Brian Center Nursing Care
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • Brookland Community Pediatrics
  • Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
  • Burke Medical Center
  • Burton Center
  • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
  • Caris Healthcare
  • Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
  • Carolina Health Centers
  • Carolina Heart & Vascular Center
  • Charleston Memorial Hospital
  • Chester Regional Medical Center
  • Community Long Term Care
  • Covenant Dove
  • Davita Dialysis
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Social Services
  • Diamond Health and Rehab of Simpsonville
  • Dialysis Clinic Inc
  • Digestive Disease Group
  • Diversified Specialty Institute
  • Doctors Care
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Edgefield County Hospital
  • Elbert County Hospital
  • Ellen Sagar Nursing Home
  • Ellenburg Nursing Center
  • Family Health Care Center
  • Fellowship Health & Rehab
  • Fountain Inn Nursing & Rehab
  • GAMBRO Healthcare
  • G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital
  • Gentiva Home Health & Hospice
  • Georgia Health Sciences University (Georgia Regents University)
  • Greenville County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Greenville Kidney Center
  • Greenwood Community Children's Center
  • Greenwood County EMS
  • Greenwood Detention Center
  • Greenwood Digestive Disease
  • Greenwood Eye Clinic
  • Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Greenwood Regional Rheumatology Center
  • Greenwood’s Children Clinic
  • Health South Rehab Hospital
  • Heartland Health Care Center
  • Heritage at Lowman
  • Heritage Healthcare
  • Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
  • Home Health
  • Homestead Hospice
  • Hosanna Health and Rehab of Piedmont
  • Hospice
  • JF Hawkins Nursing Home
  • Johnston Health
  • Laurens County Health Care System (Now Prisma Health)
  • Laurens County Sheriff's Department
  • Laurens County Detention Center
  • Lexington Extended Care
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Lovelace Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Lowman Home
  • Magnolia Manor
  • Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center
  • Mary Black Memorial Hospital
  • McCormick Correctional Institution
  • McCormick Health Care
  • McCormick Family Practice
  • McDuffie Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Services of America
  • Memorial Home Care
  • Montgomery Center
  • Myrtle Beach Dialysis Center
  • Newberry County Hospital
  • Newberry Dialysis Center
  • Newberry Internal Medicine
  • NHC Clinton
  • NHC Greenwood
  • NHC Laurens
  • NHC North Augusta
  • North Carolina Specialty Hospital
  • Northside Hospital
  • Novant Health
  • Oakmont Nursing Home
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Palmetto Pediatric Therapy
  • Pediatrics Batesburg-Leesville
  • Pepper Hill Rehab & Nursing Center
  • Petra Health & Rehab of McCormick LLC
  • Piedmont Health Group
  • Piedmont Internal Medicine
  • Presbyterian Home
  • Prisma
  • Providence Hospital
  • Pruitthealth
  • Regency Hospital
  • Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home
  • Richland Memorial Hospital
  • SC Department of Corrections
  • Saluda Nursing Center
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Stephens County Hospital
  • Summit Place Incorporated
  • Surgery Center of the Lakelands
  • The Haven in the Summit
  • The Heritage at Lowman
  • The Laurels of Hendersonville
  • Trenton Correctional Institution
  • Tuomey Healthcare System
  • Ty Cobb Healthcare
  • Tyger River Correctional Institution
  • Unihealth Post-Acute Care
  • University Hospital 
  • UHS-Pruitt Corporation
  • Uptown Family Practice
  • VA Hospital in Augusta
  • WakeMed
  • Wallace Thompson Hospital
  • Walton Rehabilitation Health System
  • Wesley Commons
  • White Oak of York
  • White Oak Manor
  • Willow Creek Living Center
  • Whitten Center
  • Wills Memorial Hospital 
  • Woodruff Manor

Program Information

PTC’s program will prepare you to become a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse, which are among the top ten health care occupations in the nation according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduates from our associate degree program are also qualified to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Our programs are approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing and our Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

State Licensure Eligibility Information