Healthcare Workers Are In High Demand
An LPN is a vital part of the healthcare system and is responsible for providing patients with essential care, which includes helping them to eat, dress, bathe, etc. They also assist Registered Nurses (RNs) and Doctors in keeping detailed records, maintaining clear communication between the entire care team and working with patients and their families to understand procedures and how to care for sick relatives.
While many nurses spend their entire careers working as an LPN, this position is also a great stepping stone to furthering your education and enjoying a pay increase by becoming a BSN-RN or Nurse Practitioner (NP). (source)
Program topics are specific to health care and provide over 400 hours of lab and clinical experience preparing students for entry-level employment as practical nurses. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam.
Upper Valley Career Center Practical Nursing faculty is comprised of highly caring and qualified instructors. All nursing instructors are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing and are certified by the State Department of Education.
Program Admission Requirements
1. Have a high school or state issued diploma.
2. Pass required standards on pre-entrance test which evaluates math and reading skills.
3. Meet with the Practical Nursing Program Director for an interview after passing the pre-entrance test.
4. Complete the FAFSA and meet with Financial Aid.
5. Submit reference letters, transcripts, and medical forms.
Anatomy & Physiology
Nursing Principles I
Pharmacology I and II
Mental Health Concepts
Issues and Trends I
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Nursing Principles II
Pharmacology III and IV
Clinical (Nursing Principles LTC and Pediatrics)
Medical-Surgical Nursing II and III
Issues and Trends II
Clinical (Medical-Surgical & Maternal Child)
Maternal Child Nursing