Norfolk Technical Center Nursing Program Review
Norfolk Technical Center (NTC), previously referred to as Norfolk Technical Vocational Center (NTVC) offers a variety of programs to prepare students for careers in business and marketing, engineering and technical careers as well as health and human service careers. Norfolk Technical Vocational Center accepts high school students in grades 10, 11 or 12 who are currently attending Norfolk High School and are in good academic standing. Adult students are also accepted at Norfolk Technical Center, but they must be 20 years of age or older and must hold a high school diploma or GED.
The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at Norfolk Technical Center is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Virginia Department of Education Career and Technical Division and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Practical Nursing Program is intended for students who wish to purse a career as a nurse in a variety of healthcare environments. Upon graduation from the Practical Nursing Program, individuals are able to apply to write the National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, in order to gain their licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN).
CSPN is an Interactive Learning Environment: knowledge, skills and attitudes can best be developed through the correlation of theory and practice. When students join faculty in taking responsibility for their learning, true learning takes place.
In order to apply to the Practical Nursing Program at Norfolk Technical Center, applicants must submit the application form, along with a $45 non-refundable application fee. Applicants must hold a high school diploma and have a “C” grade or above or a 2.25 GPA in order to apply. Adults applying to the Practical Nursing Program must have a HS transcript or GED and must pass an entrance examination, and go through an interview process. Adult applicants must also provide three professional reference letters when applying for admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Adults may also be required to submit work references and complete a waiver of confidential information and allow the school to conduct background checks.
Applicants to NTC must also pass the Text of Essential Academic Skills and obtain the national average. The test must be taken on the Norfolk Technical Center’s campus and is computer based, taking place in March and April of each year.
Classes in the Practical Nurse Licensure Program for Level I begin at 8am and end at 1:30pm. The Level I classes run for nine months between September and June of the following year and are conducted every other day. The course is composed of in-class lectures and clinical practicum. Level II classes run from 8am to 2pm and also runs for nine months between August and the following April. Classes are held daily and are a mixture of in-class lectures and clinical practicum. Grants are available for students who fall into a specific income category and hold various qualifications. Tuition cost for an adult is $3,200 and high school student tuition cost is roughly $330, including books, criminal background testing, uniforms, Certified Nurse Assistant licensure, and lab fees.
Norfolk Technical Center
1330 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502, USA
Phone: (757) 892-3300