The Practical Nursing program is an intensive eleven month certificate program designed to prepare students to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure.
Admission to the School of Practical Nursing is dependent upon successful completion of the following requirements.
• Prerequisite College Courses to include:
• Completion of the HESI Pre-Admission – PN Examination within established standards.
• Participation in an interview with faculty.
• Submission of a completed New River School of Practical Nursing Medical History and Physical Examination, including documentation of all required immunizations and laboratory tests.
• Negative Drug Screen
• Acceptable Criminal Background Check
Applications for admission to the School of Practical Nursing must be submitted to the Director of the School of Practical Nursing prior to the end of the semester preceding program entry. You can email the application below to the program office by hitting "Email Completed Form" at the bottom of the second page. Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Total Certificate Hours: 49
Gainful Employment Information
Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)
Q. How much will this program cost me?
A. Tuition and fees: $6,160.00
Books and supplies: $2,286.00
On-campus room & Board: Not offered
Q. What are my financing options to pay for the program?
A. In addition to an grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 85.3% of graduates (2010-2011) used loans to finance their education (tuition and fees, books and supplies and funds including educational costs allowed for living expenses, transportation/personal allowance). The median debt* for program graduates was by year:
*Median loan debt from Title IV only-No completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.
Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?
A. The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. The percent of graduates from this program that finished in this time by year are:
Q. What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A. The job placement rate** for students who complete the program is by year:
2010-2011 Data calculation will be provided by The National Center for Educational Statistics at a future date
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SOC CODE: 29-2061.00