Wayne Community College Nursing Program Review


Wayne Community College (WCC) is a two-year college located in the town of Goldsboro. It is a large college that has about 14,000 students enrolled in its programs. The college is also the location of the Wayne Early/Middle College High School. Sixty students are accepted from the high school into Wayne Community College each year. The college was begun in 1957 as an industrial college before becoming a community college. Today, over 70 degree, diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs are offered at the college. The affordable tuition makes continuing education a possibility for many residents of the area around Wayne Community College.

Nursing Programs

Practical Nursing

Wayne Community College offers a Practical Nursing program for students who want to enter this career. They will be prepared to work in hospitals, home health facilities, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities after graduating. Graduates will also be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN to become licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). They will also receive a diploma from the college in Practical nursing. There is a high demand for all kinds of nurses, including LPNs. The college accepts only 15 to 20 applicants into the LPN program each year, so admission is very competitive.

The Practical Nursing program is one of those at the college that are referred to as Allied Health Limited Programs. Applicants who are interested in entering this program need to print the packet available online. It is important to follow all directions in the packet and to submit all of the necessary documents and the application before the deadline. Admission is granted according to a point system, and only those who have completed all of the requirements are considered for admission. Applicants must either take the college placement tests or submit their SAT or ACT scores. Minimum SAT scores must be 1,000 or higher.

The point system used for admission to the program is based on several criteria. These are grades from college work that has been completed and the applicant’s overall grade point average from high school or college.

Associate Degree Nursing

Wayne Community College also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing. Admission to the program is competitive, and applicants must follow all steps of the application process to be considered for the program. Applications to the college and to the nursing program are required. In addition, applicants must either take the college placement tests or submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants must also provide proof that they have taken a chemistry course in the past ten years, and they must have a background check and submit the results to the admission office. Students for the program are chosen on a point system that depends on the applicant’s overall grade point average in high school or college plus the grade point average that has been earned in the prerequisite courses.

The program is a two-year combination of liberal arts and sciences courses and nursing courses and clinical experience. Students are trained to enter the workforce as entry level Registered Nurses (RNs). At the completion of the program, the graduate takes the NCLEX-RN to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Advanced Standing Alternative for Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may enter the Associate Degree Nursing program if they are currently licensed and have a grade point average of at least a C in their Practical Nursing courses. Students in the program may transfer up to 31 credits from their previous nursing courses, and 72 credits are required for the Associate Degree Nursing. Qualified applicants are admitted to the program if space is available.

Contact:
Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive,
Goldsboro, NC 27534
(919) 735-5151

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