Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

The associate degree and practical nursing education programs at Edgecombe Community College are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Program of Study

Practical Nursing Diploma Graduation Plan

Application Information

Health Sciences Information Sessions*

Nursing Information Packet  

TEAS Testing Schedule

Changes to General Education and Admission Requirements - Effective Fall 2014

* Practical Nursing Program applications are only available at one of the Nursing Information Sessions.

Students seeking information about the nursing program should begin by reviewing the Nursing Information Packet, paying special attention to deadlines. Readmission and transfer students should review the Nursing program section of the College Catalog. Students wishing to proceed with the application process should then complete the ECC College Application, attend the next available New Student Orientation, and attend a Nursing Information Session. If Information Sessions are not being held, or if you have additional information after reviewing the Nursing Information Packet, contact Ms. Kim Hampton, Nursing Admission Counselor. New students should schedule an appointment with Ms. Hampton to register for first semester classes. To register for classes in subsequent semesters, pre-nursing students should contact their nursing faculty advisor by email of phone two weeks before Early Registration to schedule an appointment.


Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Practical Nursing Diploma


Generally, students are assigned an advisor by their last name according to the table below:

Nursing Faculty Advisors

Student’s last name begins with A-C      
Barbara Knopp  
(252) 823-5166, ext. 246
Office: C51

Student’s last name begins with D-G        
Earlie Barnes
(252) 823-5166, ext. 223
Office: C53

Student’s last name begins with H-K        
Sarah d’Empaire
(252) 823-5166, ext. 298
Office: C59

Student’s last name begins with L-O      
Loretta Langley 
(252) 823-5166, ext. 270
Office: C53

Student’s last name begins with P-S      
Ginger Leake 
(252) 823-5166, ext. 110
Office: C34

Student’s last name begins with T-Z       
Sharon Braswell
(252) 823-5166, ext. 239
Office: C32


Nursing Admission Counselor

Kim Hampton
(252) 823-5166, ext. 259
Office: McIntyre 106