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Practical Nursing Application Information

Application for Selection Due Date:

The Practical Nursing program accepts students twice a year in the Spring and Fall Semesters. Application for program admission is due by the first day of the semester prior to program admission.

Start Date and Locations:

Currently, the 2018-2019 Practical Nursing Program is available for admission application at the following locations/terms:

  • Fall 2018: Baxley Campus
  • Fall 2018: Golden Isles
  • Spring 2019: Alma
  • Spring 2019: Jesup
  • Spring 2019: Waycross

Health Care Assistant Technical Certificate Requirements:

Students must complete the Health Care Assistant Certificate prior to starting the program. Students who have not completed the Health Care Assistant Certificate prior to application must be enrolled in the final courses of the program in order to be considered in the initial round of selections. Students who have earned a higher level credential in an allied health field may petition for waiver of this requirement.

All Requests for Waiver and/or Credit by Exam must be submitted and approved by the application deadline.

GPA Requirement;

A GPA of 2.75 in required courses is required for entry in the Practical Nursing program. The highest grade earned in each course is used for GPA consideration.

Transfer Coursework:

Students who have completed an occupational course at another institution more than seven years ago must pass a competency exam.

Selection Process:

The GPA in selection courses identified are used as the basis for applicant rating; in case of ties, course grades will be compared in the order of courses shown below.

Selection Course GPA:

The following course list is used for GPA ranking consideration:

  • ALHS 1011 – Function and Structure of the Human Body
  • ALHS 1060 – Diet and Nutrition
  • MATH 1012 – Foundations of Mathematics
  • ENGL 1010 – Foundations of English
  • PSYC 1010 – Basic Psychology

Note: Degree level coursework may be substituted for the above diploma courses.

Criminal Background and Drug Screenings:

A criminal background check and drug screening IS NOT required for application into the program. If selected for the program, applicants must give their authorization and have a criminal background check and drug screen completed for the clinical sites. Failure to meet the requirements of the clinical site will result in the inability to complete clinical course work. This will be explained in detail during program orientation for the Practical Nursing Program.

Apply and Prepare:

  • Submit all official documentation to the CPTC Admissions Office by the due date
  • Make sure your mailing address is up to date for program correspondence.
  • Documents are only considered to be official if received in a sealed envelope from the sending institution.
  • If space is available, students who complete GPA selection courses during the semester prior to the start of the program and meet GPA requirements may be considered.
  • Student must attend program orientation. Dates and times will be communicated to applicants selected.
  • Students will receive a letter of acceptance or declination from the program director. Letters are sent to the mailing address on record in admissions.
  • Failure to confirm acceptance and attend program orientation will result in the student’s seat in the program revoked and awarded to another applicant.

Completion of Required Courses:

The courses calculated for selection ALHS 1011, ALHS 1060, MATH 1012, ENGL 1010, and PSYC 1010 require a C or better when grades post prior to the application due date. The highest grade earned for these classes will be included in the final GPA calculation for selection.

Financial Aid:

All students seeking financial aid assistance should have financial aid requirements complete prior to the application due date. Completion of financial aid requirements can prevent monetary burdens at the time the program starts.

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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