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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 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
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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
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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.

  • 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.