Practical Nursing I & II

studentpracticalnursesmPRACTICAL NURSING I Course No. 8357/8358
PRACTICAL NURSING II Course No. 8359

acecolorhswebvsacecolorhermemailSeniors only – 3 credits – Program Length: 18 months – Advanced Career Education Centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs

State Course Title: Practical Nursing

High School Student Practical Nursing Brochure  – Click Here

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They can be employed in settings that include hospitals, physician offices, public health agencies, long term care facilities, insurance companies, or other industries with health-related interests.

Practical Nursing I (first nine months) is part-time and taught at Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage in a morning or afternoon session and Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs in an afternoon session. Senior students attend their home school for half of each school day and the ACE center for the other half day.

Courses include: Practical Nursing I

  • Anatomy and Physiology (96 hrs.)
  • Nursing Fundamentals (219 hrs.)
  • Nutrition (33 hrs.)
  • Geriatrics (75 hrs.)
  • Pharmacology (30 hrs.)
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing (80 hrs.)

Practical Nursing II (second nine months) is full-time, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Classes are held at the Mount Vernon Adult Education Complex. Students gain clinical experience in a variety of community settings and at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital.

Courses include: Practical Nursing II

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I (269 hrs.)
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II (282 hrs.)
  • Maternity (132 hrs.)
  • Pediatrics (132 hrs.)
  • Psychiatric (132 hrs.)
  • Leadership and Management (132 hrs.)

A final grade of a “77” (C+) or better must be earned in each course to progress to the next course.*

What will the program cost?
High School Students:

Tuition:
Practical Nursing I                                                    $0.00
Practical Nursing II                                                   $480.00
Total                                                                            $480.00
Miscellaneous Expenses
Practical Nursing I/Payable to School
Name Pin/Patches                                                   $11.00
Insurance                                                                   $20.00
Uniform, stethoscope                                              $80.00
Books                                                                          $204.00
Practical Nursing I&II/Purchased by Student:
Books                                                                          $400.00
Shoes, Scissors, etc.                                                  $80.00
Graduation Expenses                                               $450.00
Online Learning Resources                                     $80.00
Total                                                                           $1010.00

NOTE: These are approximate charges and could change without notice.

Access to a computer, printer and the Internet is required for coursework. High school students are issued a laptop through Henrico County Public Schools for coursework during the school year. If for any reason the student does not have access to a computer or Internet during the nursing program, the school will make available computers with and printing capabilities during normal business hours. If Internet and computer access is not available outside of school hours, local Henrico County libraries are available to the students for assigned coursework. Training/tutorials related to computer, printer, and Internet use are integrated into the nursing curriculum and made available through Henrico County Public Schools.

What is the procedure for admissions?

Rising high school seniors must submit a ACE Center application and a nursing program application. After the applications are received, the Admissions Committee will review the following criteria:

  • Three educational/work references
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • High School Transcript
  • Applicant Interview

Immunization records, CPR certification, criminal background checks, and urine drug screening will be required after admission to the program.

Transportation
Transportation to the ACE Centers during Practical Nursing I will be furnished for seniors by the Henrico County Transportation Department. However, seniors are required to provide their own transportation to the clinical sites. After students enter Practical Nursing II, they provide their own transportation.

What happens after I finish the program?
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
Financial Aid
Financial aid is available through several sources when you move to Practical Nursing II. Please contact your high school counselor or the School of Practical Nursing for more information.

Accreditation
This program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Virginia Department of Education. It is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 and certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at North 14th Street, 10th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, phone: (804) 225-2600.

Students who complete the Practical Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). They are also eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) State Examination upon completion of their first year of study.

NCLEX-PN Scores National Council Licensure Examination
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LPN Forms

High School Student Practical Nursing Brochure  – Click Here
Adult Practical Nursing Brochure – Click Here
LPN 2017 Application Packet – Click Here
Nursing Program Curriculum – Click Here
Nursing Student Handbook – Click here

Mailing Address

Henrico County – St. Mary’s Hospital
School of Practical Nursing
7850 Carousel Lane
Henrico, VA 23294
Phone 804-527-4660 Ext. 103 or 124

For questions please click here to email the Health & Medical Sciences Specialist.

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