Practical Nursing

Start Date(s)

November 7, 2022

Description

The MVCTC Adult Practical Nursing program prepares the students to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). An LPN is a vital member of the healthcare team that cares for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. 

Responsibilities taught include:

  • administering prescribed medications and intravenous fluids
  • patient observation
  • documentation
  • basic patient care
  • data collection
  • measuring vital signs
  • dressing changes
  • performing catheterizations
  • tracheostomy care 

At the completion of the program, graduates meet training qualifications to be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The current program NCLEX passage rate is 88%.

ACT WorkKeys Levels required for admission: Workplace Documents Level 5; Applied Mathematics Level 5; Graphic Literacy Level 4

Program Goals

  • Apply nursing concepts and critical thinking based on biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual aspects of individual patients across the life span
  • Utilize the nursing process in providing safe, prudent care to meet patients’ human needs and demonstrate critical thinking when performing clinical nursing skills
  • Integrate theory of injury, disability, and disease processes in relation to the biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual health needs of the individual client, utilizing adaptation methods
  • Demonstrate competency and critical thinking in the performance of clinical nursing skills
  • Utilize effective interpersonal relationships with clients, peers, and members of the healthcare team
  • Meet all requirements for application for licensure by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Consistently demonstrate professional behavior as a member of a health care team, recognizing the importance of adhering to the Practical Nurse Code of Ethics

Courses Taught: 

Program Essentials for Success, Nurse Aide Training Program, Healthcare Terminology/ Introduction to Body Structure and Function, Healthcare Math / Dosage Calculation, Introduction to Nursing, Body Structure and Function, Fundamentals of Practical Nursing, Drug Therapy, Adult Nursing I and 2, Intravenous Therapy, Maternal Newborn, Growth and Development, Child and Adolescent, Nursing Ethics Issues and Trends, Capstone Content/NCLEX Review, Clinical Rotations

Student Testimonials 

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Benson
Adult Health Occupations Coordinator
Phone: 937-529-2984
Email: sbenson@MVCTC.com

Class Overview


Hours
1400
Weeks
44
Class Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm for 12 months
Program Costs
$17,430 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify) (Does not include pre-admission fees)
Employment Rate
70% Based on data reported to the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
Salary Range
$35,700 - $59,500 annually Based on data from O*Net Online

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Prerequisites

  • Meets Program Criteria on Work Force Training Assessment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Signed receipt for Background Check done at MVCTC
  • Observed Drug Screen from ArcPoint Lab
  • Emergency Information Form
  • Covid-19 Form
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization: 2-Step TB Skin Test
  • Immunization: MMR Vaccine #1 and #2
  • Immunization: Varicella Vaccine #1 and #2 (Chickenpox)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B Vaccine #1, #2, and #3
  • Immunization: DT Vaccine (Tetanus)
  • Immunization: Influenza Vaccine (Flu)
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed FAFSA (Student Aid Report)
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed Entrance Loan Counseling
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed MPN (Master Promissory Note)

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Industry Standard Certificates

  • NCLEX Exam for licensure as an LPN