Skip to page body Home About MECC What's New Departments & Services Workforce Services Foundation Faculty & Staff MECC Online

Licensed Practical Nursing Program


 Lena Whisenhunt  276-523-2400, ext. 421
 Mitzi Jones  276-523-2400 ext. 686
 Sabrina Cowden   

 276-523-2400 ext. 672

 PN 2012 Pinning Ceremony


The mission of the MECC Practical Nursing program is to facilitate the health of the community. This mission is accomplished through nursing education, leadership, scholarship, and innovative nursing practices. The foundation of these goals is lifelong learning, responsiveness to changing healthcare needs, generation, and dissemination of new knowledge, and service to the public and the profession.


The philosophy of the faculty of Mountain Empire Community College Practical Nursing program is based on our beliefs about nursing, people, and their health, environment and society, and nursing education. Nursing is vital in facilitating the well-being and health of people. Healthy people create healthy communities. Healthy communities grow to influence environment and society to greater health. And to this end, the Practical Nursing program seeks to begin the pathway to higher education to ensure the continued growth of the health of people.


The vision of the MECC Practical Nursing program is to assist working adults, high school graduates, and other individuals in fulfilling their desires to become licensed practical nurses. To enter the workforce as entry level nurses with a foundation for lifelong growth and learning. The program embraces the adult learner and supports the values, beliefs, philosophy, and mission of the College.


Students interested in entering the LPN program must complete an application prior to admission. The application and the admission process is available in the links below.

Licensure Information
MECC’s Practical Nursing graduates are prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

 National Council for State Boards of Nursing -This site provides information about the NCLEX PN examination.

The entry-level salary for LPNs in southwest Virginia is over $21,000.


Virginia Board of Nursing website -

Tennessee Board of Nursing website -

LPN class


 MECC Bookstore

Please access this link. It will take you to the bookstore for a complete list of textbooks for the program. You must search by course.

TEAS Preparation Workshops

Mathematics Notes for TEAS Workshop [PDF]

Science Notes for TEAS Workshop [PDF]

English Notes for TEAS Workshop [PDF]


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Download Acrobat Reader Download Flash Player Download QuickTime Download Windows Media Player Download Microsoft Silverlight Download Word Viewer Download Excel Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer
Last updated: 1/13/2015 3:06:04 PM