Practical Nursing

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2022-2023 Fall Semester Calendar

2022-2023 Spring Semester Calendar

Program Details

You can become an LPN in our accelerated 11 month program starting in August! General education courses and nursing courses are all completed in the program allowing you to finish your education and transition into the workforce faster. After successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, the graduate is eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Once licensed, we offer placement assistance.

The Practical Nursing Program at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

NCLEX Pass Rates for First Time Testers

  • 2021 - 100%

  • 2020 - 75%

  • 2019 – 91.3%

  • 2018 – 93.75%

  • 2017 – 84.62%

  • 2016 – 100%

  • 2015 – 93.33%

Course Sequence

Fall Semester

Credits

COMM 101

Personal Vocational Concepts

2

NURS 110

Fundamentals of Nursing

11

BIO 104

Anatomy & Physiology

8

NURS 135

Pharmacology I

3

PSY 105

Human Growth & Development

3

MATH 101

Nursing Calculations

2

NURS 140

IV Therapy

3

Spring Semester

NURS 220

Medical Surgical Nursing I

5

NURS 221

Medical Surgical Nursing II

5

NURS 222

Medical Surgical Nursing III

5

NUTR 201

Principles of Human Nutrition

2

NURS 235

Pharmacology II

2

NURS 205

Maternal Newborn Nursing

4

NURS 206

Pediatric Nursing

4

NURS 321

Mental Health Nursing

4

NURS 343

Leadership

4

35

Total Program Credits Hours:

67

Job Placement
Once you’ve learned the skills, our team of instructors and placement specialist will assist you in landing that first job in the nursing field. Our placement record for LPNs since the school opened in 1973 has been excellent. See below for our recent placement results.

  • 2021 - 100%

  • 2020 - 100%

  • 2019 –  96%

  • 2018 – 100%

  • 2017 –  92%

  • 2016 – 100%

  • 2015 –  93%

Salary Range
The average salary for entry-level LPNs in Missouri is $40,601 ($19.00/hr.) to an average of $62,899($30.24/hr.) for experienced LPNs.

Career Opportunities in the Nursing Field

LPN employment opportunities are available in long-term care facilities, home health care, hospitals, clinics, Doctors’ offices, correctional facilities, schools and many more.