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Nursing FAQ

Instructors are Registered Nurses licensed in South Carolina with a minimum of two years experience in Long Term Care facilities. They may be assisted by Licensed Practical Nurses with long term care experience during labs and clinical sessions

Students are required to complete 40 hours of clinical experience in a long term care facility. 

A current class schedule can be found under the "Current Courses" link within the "Current Students" section or within WebAdvisor.


Standing or walking for long periods of time is required with some lifting and moving of patients and heavy equipment.

Nurse Aides provide basic patient care, such as taking a resident’s temperature or giving a bed bath, as part of the nursing team. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the examination through the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (administered by Pearson Vue). Students must pass this written and practical skill examination to become certified in South Carolina. Go to the Pearson Vue website for further information on the CNA examination.

Certification comes from the South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). For information on SC state certification go to the CNA registry website

A background check is required for all health programs and immunizations must be current. Students must also complete a PPD (TB skin test) and the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.
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