A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a vital part of the healthcare system and is responsible for providing patients with essential care.
Complete the course in just 1 year
Job Security: Ohio is a leader in LPN job opportunities.
Competitive Wages: Median pay for LPNS is $46,240/year or $ 22.30 per hour.
Growth: This career path is expected to grow by 12% in the coming years.
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.
An LPN can work in many healthcare settings including:
Long Term Care Facilities
Memory Care Facilities
Have a high school or state issued diploma.
Pass required standards on pre-entrance test which evaluates math and reading skills.
Complete the FAFSA and meet with Financial Aid.
Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Nursing Principles I
Nursing Principles II
Mental Health Concepts
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing III
Maternal Child Nursing
Issues and Trends I
Issues and Trends II
Clinical (Medical-Surgical & Pediatrics)
Clinical (Medical-Surgical & Maternal Child Nursing)
Spring and Fall Start Dates
8:00 am -
1356 Hrs /
*Cost includes books, uniforms, and lab fees and is subject to change.
The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division Practical Nursing Program has FULL Approval Status with the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Home health care services
With advanced education, there are many career options in the healthcare field, including:
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Clinical Nurse Specialist
School of Practical Nursing (Information represents the following Cohorts: March 2020 & September 2020)
51 Students Started / 27 Graduates / 54 % Graduation Rate
21 Graduates Employed In Field /85% Employment Placement in Field
Healthcare Program Coordinator
937.778.1980 Ext. 510
Health Science Center
8811 Career Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam, Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website for additional information- NCSBN Website.
All applicants of the Practical Nursing program are required to take the WorkKeys assessment and score a Level 5 or above to be considered for admission. This exam measures Reading, Locating Information and Mathematics skills. Click here to see sample test questions.