School of Practical Nursing

SPN Coordinator/Instructor:Michele Robinson
SPN Instructor: Kimberly Miller
SPN Secretary: Norma Walker

The school of practical nursing is a postsecondary course that provices skills necessary for licensed practical nurshing. It teaches the fundamentals of patient care as well as professional development. Training in infection control. medica-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, oncology nursing, geriatric nursing, and mental health nurshing is provicded. 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 wirtten requirements of the State Department of Education, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, and the polocies of the State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurse.

  1. The curriculum is practice oriented. Planned learning experiences are designed to prepare the prictical 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 throught the School of Prictical Nursing Program Coordinator. These applicants must pass an entrance exam and be interviewed by the School of Prictical 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 is provided from April to March of each year in order to prepare students to take the WV State Board Exam for Licensed Prictical Nursing.
  5. The cost of the LPN Program is approximately $7000 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.

Form Downloads:

School of Practical Nursing Application

Reference and Recommendation Form

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