A successful HESI A2 score and drug and background screen results must be received
prior to starting the program. Conditionally accepted applicants should carefully
review the application deadlines sent in their acceptance package for more details.
Any students with questions are strongly encouraged to reach out to their advisor.
The Practical Nurse Program has a full-time day and evening certificate program designed
to prepare graduates to provide health care to clients of various ages in a variety
of health care settings. The four semester full-time program is designed as a career
path for entry-level patient care providers. Nursing assistants and patient care assistants
can continue their education to become Licensed Practical nurses (LPN) after they
successfully pass the program and licensing examination.
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 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.