Practical Nursing

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Description

Licensed Practical Nurses choose nursing to help others. They get an opportunity to serve people when they need the most assistance. As soon as a license is obtained, a practical nurse has many opportunities for employment in health care. Some areas where the LPN can make worthwhile contributions are: Hospitals, Hospice, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Doctor’s Offices, Dentists Office, Private Clinics, Private Duty Nursing, Adult Day Care Centers, Public Health Organizations and Surgical Centers. Our 1463 clock hour program consists of 16 courses that include theory, laboratory practice and clinical experience. Students have up to 24 calendar months to complete the program. Our independent study program utilizes an internet based student learning management system to present courses in the form of modular plans of study that involve reading assignments, workbook activities, skills lab activities, computer assisted learning software, videos, course review sessions, discussion, special projects and guest speakers. Instructors act as facilitators/mentors to guide the student.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to Adults. Access the Practical Nursing Application here.

Tuition

Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Practical Nursing
Core Medical Terminology 45
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Long Term Care Aide 91
Concepts of Nursing 40
Fundamentals of Nursing 160
Clinical I - Basic Nursing 80
Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy Skills 50
Medical Surgical Nursing I 75
Clinical II - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part I) 192
Medical Surgical Nursing II 75
Clinical III - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part II) 192
Pediatric Nursing 40
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 40
Clinical IV - Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric and Mental Health 88
Mental Health Nursing 40
Transition to Practice 15
Clinical V - Transition to Practice 120
Total Hours 1463
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

► NCLEX-PN
Practical Nursing

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

HOSA 

Schedule:

Students must attend a minimum of 16 hours per week. Each course has scheduled review and testing session requirements. Campus is available to students Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. School is closed each day from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for lunch, unless otherwise posted. Clinical experience is divided into five daytime rotations ranging from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and 120 hours of role transition/preceptorship totaling 688 hours. Students attend a review and testing sessions once weekly with an average of two clinical days per week.

Employment Options:

Charge Nurse; Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN); Clinic Nurse; Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse); Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN); Office Nurse; Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN); Private Duty Nurse; Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN) – Approximate Pay Potential: $15-29/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2061.00):

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