Practical Nursing

Faculty

Assistant Dean/Director of Nursing:
Melinda Roepke

Faculty:
Katie Danielson
Dawn Fagan

For more information on the PN Certificate, please call Aubrey Place at 419-755-4806 or email aplace@ncstatecollege.edu

*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.

Practical Nurses (LPN’s) deal with people: sick, injured, and well. They work closely with the patient at the bedside under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. Practical nurses collect patient data, provide teaching, pass medications, and perform wound care.

This certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.

Where You Could Go

Employment settings include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, patient education facilities. Many students start in practical nursing and go on to earn an associate degree in nursing, to become an RN. The advantage is that they can work as an LPN while pursuing their associate degree.

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

Required Courses

  • BIOL1101 – Nutrition
  • BIOL1550 – Microbiology for Health Professionals
  • BIOL1730 – Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • PNUR1012 – Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
  • PNUR1030 – Pharmacology
  • PNUR2012 – Adv. Concepts or Practical Nursing I
  • PNUR2032 – Adv. Concepts or Practical Nursing II
  • PNUR2050 – Professionalism and Trends in Practical Nursing

Job Demand

The field of nursing is experiencing a shortfall and many practical nursing graduates are hired immediately.

Licensure

Both associate degree nursing and practical nursing programs consistently score above the national average on their licensure exams.

Program Outcomes

Year: 2013
Graduates: 17
Exam Pass Rate: 100%
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Year: 2014
Graduates: 11
Exam Pass Rate: 100%
: No
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Year: 2015
Graduates: 11
Exam Pass Rate: 100%
: No
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Year: 2016
Graduates: 9
Exam Pass Rate: 100%
: No
: No
Year: 2017
Graduates: 14
Exam Pass Rate: 100%
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: No
1 First Time Pass Rate for Practical Nursing

Ohio Approved

This program has received the Ohio Board of Nursing Full Approval status.
The last site visit was May 14, 2015.

Web Site: www.nursing.ohio.gov, opens in a new window

  • Students Graduating on Time

    43%Title IV students complete the program within 1 year

    Program Costs*

    Cost: $9,331
    Description: for in-state tuition and fees
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    : No
    Cost: $14,881
    Description: for out-of-state tuition and fees
    : No
    : No
    Cost: $1,197
    Description: for books and supplies
    : No
    : No

    The typical graduate leaves with

    N/A*in debt
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    The typical monthly loan payment

    N/A*per month in student loans
    N/A*interest rate
    *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

    Graduates who got jobs

    87%of program graduates who got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate

    Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

    Licensure Requirements

    Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:

    Ohio

    Date Created 3/20/2018 These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education