Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.

About Our Program

The Lee County Career & Technical Center offers an 18-month formal education program in Practical Nursing. The program is approved by the State Department of Education and the Virginia Board of Nursing. The course is divided into two 9-month sessions. The pre-clinical and clinical course follow the county’s school calendar and consists of classroom theory, skills laboratory and selected off campus clinical experiences. Pre-clinical students attend a 3 period class in the morning. The second year students (clinical) attend a six hour class each school day. Students successfully completing the pre-clinical phase are eligible to enter the clinical phase. With successful completion of the clinical phase, the student may make application for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Virginia Board of Nursing establishes minimum requirements for licensure.

Program Objective

To provide challenge and opportunity; to aid the individual toward self-fulfillment and the gaining of meaningful employment.

Master Curriculum

Licensed practical nurses are utilized in every component of the healthcare delivery system. LPNs are employed by hospitals; nursing homes and extended care facilities; private physicians’ offices; industry; schools; community health centers; the military, public health facilities; home health agencies; health maintenance organizations; and in the home as private duty nurses.

Application Requirements

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The licensed practical nurse is an essential member of the healthcare team. The LPN works under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or other qualified healthcare team member. He/she has an understanding of basic nursing skills and assists the professional nurse. The employing agency, the supervisory personnel and the LPN have the responsibility to know and understand the law governing practice as it relates to the individual practitioner.

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