Norfolk Technical Center Programs

Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by

LPN Schools Norfolk, VA

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.

Practical Nursing Program (To Become an LPN)

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.

Contact:
Norfolk Technical Center
1330 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502, USA
Phone: (757) 892-3300

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Offering LPN and healthcare education in VA – along with other growing career fields – you can gain the theory, laboratory and clinical experience for an entry-level career as a practical nurse. Care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings

Are you considering nursing as a career path?  At Fortis you can pursue an education to prepare to become a Practical Nurse.  If you want to attend nursing school in Virginia, then we urge you to consider Fortis!  The Fortis program in Practical Nursing prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam upon graduation. The LPN programs in VA provide the theory, laboratory and clinical experiences to prepare students for an entry-level position in Practical Nursing. Nursing theory guides clinical practice. The clinical portion of the PN nursing program provides students with hands-on experience; providing nursing care to patients of all ages, ethnic and cultural groups, and stages of wellness/illness in hospitals and other health care agencies affiliated with Fortis. In addition, the clinical atmosphere of the PN program will enable the student to observe first-hand the behaviors that are crucial to employability in those agencies.

This is a hybrid program, which means that the majority of the program is taken at the campus and several courses within the program (less than 50% of the program) are taken online. The program’s blend of on campus and online courses allows students to experience all the support and services our school has to offer as well the flexibility and convenience of online classes.* 

Upon completion of the LPN program at FORTIS College in VA, students must take the NCLEX-PN examination to obtain licensure as a practical nurse. We are proud of our nursing facilities and would love the opportunity to give you a tour of the local campus.  Request information to learn how to get started in one of our programs today! 

*The number of classes taken online varies each term, and some terms in the program may be taught entirely on campus. Speak to one of our admissions representatives for more information.

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