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Practical Nursing Program Certificate

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) was established in November of 1996 under the guidance and directorship of Carrol E. Daniels, BS, M.Ed. Ms. Daniels has successfully implemented and directed education programs at various District and federal government agencies.

The first practical nursing class began in the fall of 1996 with 26 students enrolled. This class was structured as a full-time day program lasting 12-months. In the spring of 1997, an evening class was added to accommodate students who work during the day. This class was structured to last 15-months, with shorter periods during the first session.

Responding to the critical shortage of nurses and the need to retain nurses already in the profession, the District of Columbia Consortium for Nursing Education and Practice (DCCNEP) finalized an institutional DC Education Certification Plan in July 2001. The plan allowed for an accelerated tract program from LPN to an Associate Degree in Nursing.

In Fall 2002, the LPN to RN tract within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health was implemented and the first class graduated in May 2003.

Practical Nursing/Pre-Entrance Examination Dates

Course LocationBertie Backus
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 2017
Contact InformationMain Office – (202) 274-6950
Kelvin T. Payne – (202) 274-6689; kpayne@udc.edu
Exam Fees$35 Money Order –Made Payable to UDC

$35 will be paid electronically to ATI on the testing day (must have a charge card or a prepaid card)
Potential examinees must create an account prior to taking the exam.  Please log on to www.atitesting.com.  Click on Create Account and follow the directions.  Under Institution, please select UDC-CC PN.
The exam is on first come first served basis.

Exam Times

No entrance exams until further notice.

For additional information please contact our office at 202.274.6950.


Apply for Admission

Admission Deadlines

Fall - May 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Fall - April 15
Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15

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