Practical Nurse Program
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are an integral and vital part of the health care team. LPNs provide nursing care to individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Such settings include but are not limited to: hospitals, long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, physicians offices, schools, clinics, hospice care centers, home care agencies, mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, medical durable goods suppliers, and dialysis clinics. LPN duties may include medication administration, initiation, administration and maintenance of IV fluids, total hygiene care of individuals, obtaining and monitoring vital signs, obtaining laboratory specimens, assisting in performance of testing, patient teaching, and communication with the health care team verbally and through written and computer documentation. A genuine interest in assisting others is an important component to becoming a successful LPN.
Additional requirements of the program include passing a random drug test, completion of a physical exam with record of required immunizations prior to assignment to clinical sites, and the ability to withstand the physical rigors of the program. A fair but strict attendance policy is enforced during the 10 month program.
The curriculum includes:
- Foundations of Nursing Practice
- Nursing I, II, III
- Therapeutic Management I, II, III
- Anatomy & Physiology I, II
- Laboratory and Clinical Experience
Clinical experiences include acute and long-term care, rehabilitation, and community health sites. Occasional evening and weekend clinicals may be scheduled. Graduates of the program meet the Ohio Board of Nursing requirements for eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN exam.
Completion will provide the opportunity to receive 20 semester hours of credit in Allied Health at YSU and bridge into the RN programs at Eastern Gateway Community College and Kent State University.
Graduates Who Got Jobs
Based on graduates from 2015-16 as reported to ACCSC October 2017
Population: Started 26
Graduated 66% (students graduated 19 of the 26 Started)
Employed 89% (graduated 19, employed 16)
Data listed here for the 2014-15 School Year unless otherwise noted.
The median loan debt incurred by students completing this program was $4,740.
Tuition charged for students who competed the program on-time was $6,800.
Total Hours: 1400
Published weeks: 40
Course Fee: $10,500
Fees/Supplies: $1,200 (must be paid before class starts)
Application and Testing Fee: $75
Uniforms and books are not included
HIgh School diploma or equivalent GED®, successful completion of the pre-entrance exam, and criminal records check.
Available to those who qualify.
10 Months: August to June