Practical Nursing Program
Testing for entrance into the Practical Nursing Program is scheduled for Friday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 14. Any Junior wishing to enter the program next school year must take the entrance test. The test will be given at the LCCTC computer lab at no charge for students currrently in high school. Students should arrive at 8:30 and testing will begin at 9:00. The test will take approximately 3 hours. Students should notify their morning classroom teachers that testing will not be completed until 4th period Lunch C. Interested students my pre-register in the Guidance Department and bring a high school transcript on the day of testing.
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 hospital experiences. Pre-clinical students are divided into two classes, each of which is a 3-period block. The clinical course is 36 weeks following the pre-clinical course. 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.
To provide challenge and opportunity; to aid the individual toward self-fulfillment and the gaining of meaningful employment.
- Personal and Vocational Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Dosage Calculations
- Geriatric Nursing
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Obstetrical Nursing
- Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Growth and Development
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.
- High School Senior
- State accredited high school diploma or GED
- Completing of application
- High school/college official transcript ( applicant must request transcripts)
- Copy of GED scores, if applicable
- Complete the PSB entrance examination
- Interview by admissions committee
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.