Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing Student

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.

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Abigail Hershberger

Nursing Major

With the exception of a couple of labs, Hershberger was able to complete the majority of the coursework needed to enter the nursing program completely online. “If it hadn’t been for the online courses that PTC has to offer, I wouldn’t have been able to start when I did and I wouldn’t be as far along in my degree as I am now,” she said.

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).

Career Quick Facts

Career Outlook

Registered Nurse

  • Median Salary Average: $61,090
  • Range for Recent Grads: $50,070-$76,320
  • 97% placement rate for 2015-2017 graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Median Salary Average: $37,640
  • Range for Recent Grads: $27,490-$52,870
  • 100% placement rate for 2015-2017 graduates
Entry Level Positions

Associate Degree Nursing

  • Registered Nurse

Practical Nursing

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
Employers
  • Abbeville Area Medical Center
  • Abbeville County School District
  • Abbeville Home Health
  • Abbeville Nursing Center
  • Agape Community Center
  • Aiken Regional Medical Center
  • AnMed Health
  • Ark Hospice
  • Athens Regional Medical Center
  • Augusta Dialysis Center
  • Azalea Woods Nursing Home
  • Bayview Care Center
  • Brian Center Nursing Care
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • Brookland Community Pediatrics
  • Burke Medical Center
  • Burton Center
  • Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
  • Charleston Memorial Hospital
  • Chester Regional Medical Center
  • Covenant Way
  • Davita Dialysis
  • Department of Corrections
  • Diamond Health and Rehab of Simpsonville
  • Digestive Disease Group
  • Diversified Specialty Institute
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Edgefield County Hospital
  • Ellenburg Nursing Center
  • Fellowship Health & Rehab
  • Fountain Inn Nursing & Rehab
  • GAMBRO Healthcare
  • Gentiva Home Health & Hospice
  • Georgia Health Sciences University (Georgia Regents University)
  • Greenville Heath System
  • Greenwood County EMS
  • Greenwood's Children Clinic
  • Greenwood Digestive Disease
  • Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Greenwood Regional Rheumatology Center
  • Health South Rehab Hospital
  • Hillcrest Memorial Hospital 
  • Home Health
  • Homestead Hospice
  • Hosanna Health & Rehab
  • Hospice
  • J F Hawkins Nursing Home
  • Johnston Health
  • Laurens County Heath Care System
  • Lexington Extended Care
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Lovelace Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Magnolia Manor
  • Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center
  • Mary Black Memorial Hospital
  • McCormick Correctional Institution
  • McCormick Healthcare
  • McDuffie Regional Medical Center
  • Montgomery Center
  • Myrtle Beach Dialysis Center
  • Newberry County Hospital
  • Newberry Dialysis Center
  • NHC Clinton
  • NHC Greenwood
  • NHC Laurens
  • NHC North Augusta
  • Northside Hospital
  • Oakmont Nursing Home
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Palmetto Health
  • Palmetto Health Richland
  • Palmetto Kidney Dialysis
  • Parallon Workforce Solutions
  • Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital
  • Pediatric Services of America, Inc.
  • Pediatrics of Newberry
  • Petra Health & Rehab of Mccormick LLC
  • Piedmont Health Group
  • Piedmont Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina
  • Professional Case Management
  • Providence Hospital
  • PSA Healthcare
  • Regency Hospital
  • ResCare
  • Riley Family Practice
  • Rolling Green Village
  • Roper Hospital
  • Saluda County Sheriff's Office
  • Saluda Nursing Center
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  • SpringBrook Behavioral Health System
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Stephens County Hospital
  • Summit Place Incorporated
  • Surgery Center of the Lakelands
  • The Heritage at Lowman
  • The Laurels of Hendersonville
  • Trenton Correctional Institute
  • Tuomey Healthcare System
  • Ty Cobb Healthcare
  • Tyger River Correctional Institution
  • Unihealth Post Acute Care
  • University Hospital
  • UHS-Pruitt Corporation
  • VA Hospital in Augusta
  • Wallace Thompson Hospital
  • Walton Rehabilitation Health System
  • Wesley Commons
  • White Oak of York
  • White Oak Manor
  • Willow Creek Living Center
  • Wills Memorial Hospital

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) (www.acenursing.org) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326; (404) 975-5000, (404) 975-5020 (fax); info@acenursing.org.

Nursing Application Process

Nursing is a limited enrollment program that has special admissions requirements. These requirements must be completed before you can be accepted.

If you are a new student, there are three key steps to complete before entering the Nursing program:

Are You Program-Ready?

Before applying for program entry, be sure you meet the requirements for acceptance. Start by connecting with an advisor and review program requirements.

We've also provided the resources below to assist you with the program acceptance process.

Nursing Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are designed for students and advisors to review program-specific requirements and program application procedures. Please make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your academic goals and progress, and to develop your individualized degree plan.

Application Worksheets

The application worksheet is used to calculate points toward merit/competitive program entry.  

Graduation Plan

Our semester-by-semester graduation plans will show you when required courses in your major are offered. Following this plan will help you stay on track and graduate on time. 

Associate Degree Nursing

Practical Nursing

LPN to ADN Transition Nursing

Students in the Health Care Certificate that are focusing on Nursing should consider the following coursework to complete the appropriate program-ready and general education coursework needed for Nursing. 

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Health Care FAQ

We strongly recommend that students review the Health Care Division FAQ to be fully aware of our program entry requirements.

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Apply to the Nursing Program

Once you’ve taken the necessary steps to become program ready, it’s time to apply to the program.

Associate Degree Nursing

Applications are accepted for entry into the Associate Degree Nursing program on the following schedule

  • Fall Entry
    • Application Dates - May 1-16
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Emails Sent - Mid-June*
  • Spring Entry
    • Application Dates - September 1-16
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Emails Sent - Mid-October*

Program applications must be submitted during the scheduled dates for this program to be considered. 

Note: If you haven't already done so, you must apply to the college before completing the Associate Degree Nursing program application. 

Complete Program Application

Practical Nursing

Applications are accepted for entry into the Practical Nursing program on the following schedule

  • Fall Entry (Greenwood Campus)
    • Application Dates - May 1-16
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Emails Sent - Mid-June*
  • Spring Entry (Laurens Campus)
    • Application Dates - September 1-16
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Emails Sent - Mid-October*

Program applications must be submitted during the scheduled dates for this program to be considered. 

Note: If you haven't already done so, you must apply to the college before completing the Practical Nursing program application. 

Complete Program Application

LPN to ADN Transition Nursing

Applications are accepted for entry into the LPN to ADN Transition Nursing program on the following schedule

  • Fall (L-Term) Entry (Greenwood Campus
    • Application Dates - August 1-16
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Email Sent -  Mid-September
  • Summer Entry (Laurens Campus)
    • Application Dates - April 16-30
    • Notification of Program Acceptance Email Sent - Mid-May
    • Program Pending ACEN review

Program applications must be submitted during the scheduled dates for this program to be considered. 

Note: If you haven't already done so, you must apply to the college before completing the Nursing program application. 

Complete Program Application

*Students accepted into any Health Care program will be required to attend a program orientation. Accepted students will NOT be excused from attending this mandatory orientation.

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