F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
|•||Anatomy and Physiology||120|
|•||Concepts of Nursing||40|
|•||Long Term Certified Nursing Assistant||91|
|•||Fundamentals of Nursing||160|
|•||Clinical I - Basic Nursing||80|
|•||Pharmacology and Intravenous Therapy||50|
|•||Medical Surgical Nursing I||75|
|•||Clinical II - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part I)||192|
|•||Medical Surgical Nursing II||75|
|•||Clinical III - Medical Surgical Nursing (Part II)||192|
|•||Maternal Newborn Nursing||40|
|•||Mental Health Concepts||40|
|•||Clinical IV - Maternal/Child/ Pediatric, & Mental Health||88|
|•||Transition to Practice||15|
|•||Clinical V - Transition to Practice||120|
The Practical Nursing Program curriculum is divided into different courses of instruction. Each course has objectives the student should achieve before moving to the next course of instruction. Clinical courses will be completed concurrent with classroom theory. The entire program will be completed in approximately 14 months. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensure examination for Practical Nurses.
Once licensed, employment opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the health care industry are found in hospitals, home health, doctor's offices, long-term care facilities and various healthcare agencies.
Applicants applying for Practical Nursing training must have documented proof of an introductory computer course with a “C” or better and must be turned in with other application materials.
NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD: August 1, 2013-October 11, 2013
The following entrance requirements are for students once they have been accepted to the program.
Students must provide evidence of good health by submitting the Meridian Technology Center "Physical Examination Form," Which has been completed and signed by a physician.
Students must submit evidence of current immunizations. It is recommended that students obtain the Hepatitis B vaccinations as healthcare workers are at a high risk for contracting the disease. A waiver (release of responsibility) MUST be signed for students not taking the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Students must not have any physical restriction that would prohibit them from performing the duties expected of a healthcare worker providing patient care:
- Must be able to bend, walk, reach overhead, stand, lift carry, push and handle equipment, supplies or patients.
- Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
- Must have adequate vision to read and write.
- Must have adequate hearing and be able to converse with others in person or over the phone.
- Must possess fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.
- Must be able to handle small objects and assist physicians with sterile procedures.
- Must be able to communicate with the patient through verbal responses.
- Must be aware of patient needs and changes in conditions that can be seen and/or heard.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/TRANSFER CREDIT:
Individuals who have previous work or educational experience in health related areas may be eligible for advanced placement or transfer credit. Arrangements for advanced standing should be made prior to entering training.
All students are required to show evidence of CPR training by presenting documentation of current CPR certification. this certification must be American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Meridian Technology Center offers CPR courses periodically throughout the year.
* (Out-of-district tuition is double)
Approximate cost for physical, CPR class, Hepatitis B vaccination series ……………$250.00
Approximate cost of uniforms……………$300.00
Approximate cost of books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses……………$1,000.00
Approximate cost for background checks and drug screening (if required for clinical eligibility)……………$80.00
Tuition and other expenses are subject to change.
Students will provide their own transportation to the clinical education sites in various communities three to five days per week. Travel expense is probably the largest expense students will encounter.
Career Readiness Certificate Levels: Applied Mathematics 3, Reading for Information 3, Locating Information 3