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Get the skills you need to become an LPN, and get on the path to a great career in the Lowcountry and beyond.

Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program prepares students for eligibility for licensure to work as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).

This 42-credit-hour college diploma program includes general education, science and nursing classes taught over a one-year / three-semester timeframe. The full-time program is offered during the day. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

Certify Your Skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Coursework qualifies students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) exam.

NCLEX-PN Results, Technical College of the Lowcountry

YearTCL Pass Rate %National Pass Rate %
20149182.16
201510080.57
201610083.73
20176083.91
201810085.93
201910085.63
202010083.09

Accreditation & Accolades

The Practical Nursing Diploma program at The Technical College of the Lowcountry located in Beaufort, South Carolina is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at https://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

View Job Placement data here.
View the program’s student completion rates here.

South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park, Suite 202, Kingstree Building 110 / Centerview Drive; P.O. Box 12367 / Columbia, SC 29211-2367 / website

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  • Important Dates

    As of May 18, 2020 math and science courses must be completed within the last 5 years to be considered for Health Science applications.

    As of 5/29/19, there have been updates to the Nursing application. Please view the updates under “Curriculum & Applications”

    Quick Facts


    A CAREER THAT PAYS

    South Carolina’s annual mean wage for a Licensed Practical Nurses is $43,630.

    GROWING DEMAND

    Employment is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

    FAST TRACK

    The program can be completed in three semesters (in just one year)!

    JOB OUTLOOK


    South Carolina’s annual mean wage for a Licensed Practical Nurses is $43,630. Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

    As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase, according to to 2020 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    PROGRAM COST


    Total Program Tuition: 42 credits x $200 per credit = $8,400.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2021 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “I didn’t want to go into debt, and TCL is very affordable. Plus, former students spoke very highly of the program.”

    Lindsay Richardson

    Nursing Graduate

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Important Additional Requirements

    Applicants interested in the nursing program must first complete the college admission application process. You will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Sciences Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a Nursing program. Applications for admission to the Nursing program may only be obtained from Health Sciences Advisors. Participation in the program requires a national background check and a drug screen. Nursing classes are offered at Beaufort and New River campuses and may require attendance at either. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

    LPNs may seek advanced placement in the program.

    Is this program for you?

    Yes, particularly if you:

    • are well organized and focused.
    • enjoy patient interaction and caring for others.
    • have good time management skills.
    • looking to get into the nursing field fast.

    Program Dean


    Glenn Levicki

    Dean, Health Sciences

    843-525-8276

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 4, Rm. 109

    Instructors


    Vandy Amason

    Nursing Program Director / Instructor

    843-525-8327

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 216

    Amanda Simmons

    Nursing Instructor

    843-470-8410

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 215

    DeAnne Johnson

    Nursing Instructor

    843-525-8256

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 214

    Ashley Turbeville

    Nursing Instructor

    843-525-8305

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 240

    Michelle Connelly

    Nursing Instructor

    843-525-8263

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 240

    Karen Singleton

    Nursing Instructor

    843-470-5966

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 213

    Julie Ansara

    Nursing Instructor

    843-525-5955

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 212