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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

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Practical Nursing 

Technical Diploma (TD) in Practical Nursing 

The Technical Diploma in Practical Nursing is a selective admission program created for students who are interested in working in various settings of the healthcare field. The program curricula has been approved and is aligned with the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) requirements. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing). Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing program. Students who have not yet applied for admission to the program may still complete the required prerequisite courses for the program. All courses applied to the certification must be passed with a “C” or better. Developmental courses may not be applied to the degree. Courses are taken as a cohort. Students who do not satisfy the course requirements will not be eligible to progress and will require readmission into the program. Also, this program requires an externship in various healthcare areas.

Fall Start
2021-2022 Program Guide: Practical Nursing
2020-2021 Program Guide: Practical Nursing

Spring Start
2021-2022 Program Guide: Practical Nursing
2020-2021 Program Guide: Practical Nursing


Interested? Please complete the Contact Information Survey. Once complete, a representative from the Allied Health Department will contact you and you will receive an invitation for Open House Meetings.

Ready to Apply?      Step One: Complete the online RPCC Application for Admission

                                   Step 2: Complete the Nursing and Allied Health Application process  

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