Practical Nursing

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2020 Fall Semester Calendar

2021 Spring Semester Updated

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

  • 2019 – 91.3%

  • 2018 – 93.75%

  • 2017 – 84.62%

  • 2016 – 100%

  • 2015 – 93.33%

Course Sequence

Fall Semester

COMM 101

NURS 110

BIO 104

NURS 135

PSY 105

MATH 101

NURS 140

Spring Semester

NURS 220

NURS 221

NURS 222

NUTR 201

NURS 235

NURS 205

NURS 206

NURS 321

NURS 343

Total Program Credits Hours:

Personal Vocational Concepts

Fundamentals of Nursing

Anatomy & Physiology

Pharmacology I

Human Growth & Development

Nursing Calculations

IV Therapy

Medical Surgical Nursing I

Medical Surgical Nursing II

Medical Surgical Nursing III

Principles of Human Nutrition

Pharmacology II

Maternal Newborn Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Leadership

Credits

2

11

8

3

3

2

3

5

5

5

2

2

4

4

4

4

35

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.

  • 2019 –  96%

  • 2018 – 100%

  • 2017 –  92%

  • 2016 – 100%

  • 2015 –  93%

Salary Range
The average salary for entry-level LPNs in Missouri is $31,560 ($15.17/hr.) to an average of $41,790($20.09/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 with insurance and pipeline companies.