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.
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.
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.
|Core Medical Terminology||45|
|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|
|Clinical IV - Maternal/Newborn, Pediatric and Mental Health||88|
|Mental Health Nursing||40|
|Transition to Practice||15|
|Clinical V - Transition to Practice||120|
|Estimated time to complete (Full Time)||2 years|
Certifications and/or Credentials
► Practical Nursing
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.
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.
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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