School of Practical Nursing
The School of Practical Nursing is a post-secondary course that provides skills necessary for licensed practical nursing. It teaches the fundamentals of patient care as well as professional development. Training in infection control, medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, oncology nursing, geriatric nursing, and mental health nursing is provided. This program prepares students to take the Licensed Practical Nursing Examination for licensure through the West Virginia State Board of Examiners.
The program conforms with the written requirements of the State Department of Education, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, and the policies of the State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurse.
SPN Coordinator/ Instructor Michele Robinson
- A.S. Nursing, WV Institute of Technology
- B.S. Nursing, WV Institute of Technology
- M.S. Nursing, Marshall University
- Registered Nurse
SPN Instructor Kimberly Miller, RN
Ms. Miller has been a Nursing Instructor at FIT School of Practical Nursing since 2007. Her prior work history includes thirty-two years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse with a diverse background in education, case management, emergency room, intensive care unit, medical surgical unit and home health care.
One of her proudest achievements is obtaining 100% PN NCLEX passage rate over the past four years. She is also proud to have had WV HOSA State Advisor of the Year in 2019, Mrs. Michele Robinson alongside her.
Her vision for FIT School of Practical Nursing Program also includes continued successful PN NCLEX passage rate and continued preparation for the post-secondary students for careers in the industry as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
- A.S. Nursing, Bluefield State College
- CTE and Nursing Management Certification, WVU Tech
- Additional CTE classes from WVU Tech, Beckley Community College, and WVU
1. The curriculum is practice oriented. Planned learning experiences are designed to prepare the practical nurse in assisting the primary health care agent and the professional nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care. The major focus is on implementation. The curriculum is divided into units of study. Units are divided into specific lessons and contain theory and clinical practice.
2. Adults interested in the School of Practical Nursing program must make application through the School of Practical Nursing Program Coordinator. These applicants must pass an entrance exam and be interviewed by the School of Practical Nursing faculty and/or their designated representatives prior to being considered for admission.
3. School of Practical Nursing applicants MUST hold a high school diploma or TASC/GED upon submission of application.
4. Classroom and clinical training are provided from April to March of each year in order to prepare students to take the WV State Board Exam for Licensed Practical Nursing.
5. The cost of the LPN Program is approximately $8000 which includes uniforms, books, $4224 for tuition, and fees. A $250 non-refundable seating fee is required upon acceptance into the program. Financial aid is available to qualified students. Federal student loans are not available.