The Practical Nursing-Practical Nursing Program at Camp starts in the Summer. This opportunity is the result of community collaboration between the College, Southampton Memorial Hospital and Franklin City Public Schools.

The Certificate in Practical Nursing is for students who aspire to become licensed practical nurses and requires three semesters of study. Those who pass the required test from the Virginia Board of Nursing are then referred to as LPN – licensed practical nurses.

Practical Nursing Program Information Packet

Practical Nursing Certificate Program FAQs

Nursing Program Application Checklist

Policy Brief Unvaccinated Nursing Students

For more information, email Laurel Wright PN Faculty- Suffolk Campus at lwright@pdc.edu; or the Administrative Assistant-Franklin Campus


Practical Nursing Program Pass Rates

Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
LPN Program 78.26% 54.65% 100% 88.88% 87.5%

This program is not Nationally Accredited

Paul D. Camp is granted Full Approval to operate a Practical Nursing Education Program by the Virginia Board of Nursing.


Application to the PN Nursing Program

When you apply to the specified program, please have all other documentation needed, readily available.  This includes your official transcripts from high school, and any college that you have attended that have courses we need to consider for your program (including Camp unofficial transcripts), and Healthcare Provider CPR card and the complete application checklist.

Nursing Advising Session, Fall 2021, reach out to Ms. Taylor: ttaylor@pdc.edu

Admit one ticket (which will be sent once you have attended the mandatory advising session via zoom.  Dates are on CAMP website), and current ATI TEAS scores

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED AN ADVISING SESSION VIA ZOOM OR TAKEN THE ATI TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

PN Applicants: In order to fulfill the requirements of the application process; the following documents are necessary, and your complete application packet must be hand delivered to either Ms. Taylor or Mrs. Griffin in the Nursing Department located in 136 on the Franklin Campus.

Deadline to submit all required documents to be considered for Admission is the second Friday in March for the upcoming school year. The last date to take the ATI TEAS Exam is the first Friday in March.

1 - Official transcripts from:

  • High School or GED transcripts and diploma required
  • College/University/Trade School
  • The Nursing Department does not require an official Camp Community College transcript; however, you need to provide an unofficial transcript for review

2 - Passing National Nursing Program Entrance Exam scores taken within the past 2 years: ATI TEAS, Kaplan or HESI Exam. Passing scores are based on the National scores for each exam; for the HESI Entrance Exam, the passing scores for 2020-2021 are:

3 - Current Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

4 - Copy of Professional Healthcare License if applicable (LPN or CNA license only)

5 - Admit One Ticket, proof of attendance to the mandatory advising session, hosted by Ms. Taylor via Zoom

6 - Completed application check list

If required documents are not submitted by the application deadline, then the application will not be considered for review.