A Message From The Director of Nursing
Nursing is one of the most exciting and challenging professions in health care! I encourage you to embark on an educational path that will prepare you for a career in Nursing.
The Department of Nursing offers an Associate Degree Nursing program of study, which is 5 semesters in length and graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). The Department also offers a Practical Nursing program of study, which is 3 semesters in length. Graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Graduates of both programs are employed in a variety of health care settings.
Students at Forsyth Technical Community College have the opportunity for clinical experiences at two major medical centers located in Winston-Salem and other health care agencies in the region. As a result of the excellent health care facilities available for clinical practice, students enrolled in the nursing programs have the opportunity to experience the most current and “best practices” in nursing and health care.
On behalf of the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing faculty, I extend to you an invitation to consider a career in Nursing. The faculty stands ready to support and guide students as active participants in the educational process.
If you would like additional information about our nursing programs, or career selection please call the Admissions office at 336.734.7556. We look forward to working with you.
Linda Hunt Latham, MAEd, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing