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Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
The practical nurse program is sequential and will assist students to develop communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Nursing courses are structured to promote student learning through lecture, laboratory, clinical, seminar, and practicum experiences. Learning opportunities are designed to apply practical nursing concepts in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for clients. Students learn to work collaboratively with other health team members in the health care delivery system.
Students take 22 semester hours of nursing courses and 14 semester hours in arts and sciences for a total of 36 credits. Students will participate in clinical in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse. The program admission requirements are being revised for the AU 2014 application period. As soon as the requirements are finalized, they will be posted.
Students who successfully complete the practical nurse program are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. In Ohio, licensure from the Ohio Board of Nursing is required for employment.
Graduates of Columbus State's Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program receive training that helps them succeed in the workforce. Read Program Outcomes