This program is offered full-time, implemented over 11 months, and provides 1318 clock hours of instruction. The program consists of classroom, clinical and laboratory components. Classroom and lab instruction are located at Vantage Career Center; however, clinical sites vary and can include local hospitals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities. This program is governed by the Ohio Board of Nursing for nursing education.
All graduates of this program will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses to become licensed as a practical nurse (LPN).
Next Program Begins: September 7, 2021 Ends: August 4, 2022
1,318 total clock hours completed in 44 weeks of training
Classes will meet from 7:30am - 3:45pm Monday through Thursday.
Class size is limited to 28 students.
Clinical hours will vary depending on the site.
Precepting hours will vary according to availability.
The school provides all required textbooks to the student at a discounted price. These charges are applied to the student's account. Students, however, may choose to purchase the books themselves. Students must have the exact book and same edition and have it available by the first day of the class. If you plan to buy books yourself, please notify the school one month prior to the start date so our book order can be adjusted.
Prep Classes are available to help students prepare for their Workkeys and HESI pre-entrance assessments. Contact the enrollment coordinator for details.
- 18 years of age or older
- Possess a valid high school diploma, GED or its equivalent
- Meet required standards on WorkKeys & HESI pre-entrance assessments
- Pass a Drug Screening and FBI/BCI background check
- Meet necessary health requirements
- Hold an active STNA/CNA license and active Basic Life Suppport/CPR certification PRIOR to start of program
ESSENTIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Ability to critically think in order to apply sound judgement in the clinical setting
- Ability to move freely from room to room in a clinical setting observing the patient and environment
- Ability to collect objective data through the senses (such as auscultation and palpation)
- Ability to prepare and administer medications; including the ability to accurately read the medication administration record, patient medical records and patient identifiers
- Ability to lift and /or assist in the transport of patients
- Ability to communicate clearly in English, both in verbal and written forms
- Ability to treat patients, instructors and peers with respect and dignity
Financial Assistance is available for those that qualify from a variety of sources. Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid including Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) and Federal Student Loans. For details on all assistance available, see our Financial Aid page
EQUIPMENT / CLASSROOM FACILITIES
The Practical Nursing Program has a designated classroom and a dedicated lab. Equipment available includes teacher and student computers, a smart board, DVD and VHS player, six hospital beds, educational mannequins, educational models and nursing lab supplies needed for instructional purposes. The classroom also has a dedicated restroom for student use.
Healthcare workers are essential to our society. According to the United States Department of Labor, the need for Licensed Practical Nurses is projected to grow 11%, much faster than average for all occupations. The 2019 median pay for this profession was $47,480 per year. Statistics taken from the U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Licensed Practical Nurses may be employed in physician offices, clinics, some general medical surgical hospitals, home health agencies, community care facilities (such as residential treatment facilities for mentally, chronically ill patients or rehabilitation services), hospice services and long term care facilities.