Licensed Practical Nurse CAS

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:

English 101 - minimum grade of "C"

Math 101 or higher – Intermediate Algebra (MATH 102) preferred
Biology 231 - Anatomy and Physiology I Biology 233L - Anatomy and Physiology I
Biology 232 – Anatomy and Physiology II Biology 234L – Anatomy and Physiology II

• 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. Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Certificate Hours: 49

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 105

Foundations of Nursing

4

LPNU 115

Nursing Foundations Clinical Lab

3

LPNU 116

Geriatrics

2

LPNU 117

Geriatrics Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 118

Introduction to Practical Nursing

3

LPNU 124

Prin of Nursing Pharmacology

2

LPNU 126

Prin of Nutrition for Nursing

1

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 120

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing I

4

LPNU 121

Adult Med-Surgical Nursing I Lab

5

LPNU 122

Maternal-Child Nursing

2

LPNU 123

Mat-Child Nursing Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 125

Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing

2

LPNU 127

Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

2

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 130

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

4

LPNU 131

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II Lab

4

LPNU 132

Mental Health Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 133

Mental Health Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 138

PN: Practice, Issues, & Trends

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheets

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

Gainful Employment Information

Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)

COST

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

FINANCING

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:

                2010-2011                                                                            $2,766.00

                *Median loan debt from Title IV only-No completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.

SUCCESS

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:

                2010-2011                                                                            100%

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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Payment Date for Fall Semester

Every student with a balance due must make a payment on their account by Friday August 8, 2014.  Please note that the August 15 deadline given in some previous communications was incorrect. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office on your campus.