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Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). According to the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, section 335.066, graduation does not ensure the applicant eligibility for licensure in Missouri. This section of the law will be made available to each applicant as part of the application form process.
Practical Nursing Program accepts the philosophy and goals of
Name: Belinda Rogers, Director
Degree: RN, BSN, WHNP
Certification: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, CNA Instructor/Examiner
Years of Nursing Experience: 32
Name: Crystal Baldwin
Degree: RN, BSN
Certification: CNA Instructor/Examiner
Years of Nursing Experience: 16
Name: Heather Trusty
Degree: RN, BSN
Certification: CNA Instructor/Examiner
Years of Nursing Experience: 16
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The graduate practical nurse shall: Use appropriate communication skills and interpersonal relationships. Function as a contributing member of the health care team. Apply practical nursing skills in meeting the needs of the client. Implement appropriate safety measures in client care. Utilize basic leadership skills. Provide basic nursing care for the adult, pediatric, newborn, maternity and geriatric client using the nursing process. Recognize the importance of continuing education and self-development. Classes begin in January of each year. For information and/or application, please call 417-532-5494 or log on to our website at www.lebanon.k12.mo.us/ltcc.
The Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
The scope of practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse focuses on meeting the health needs of patients/clients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community, and in the home. Licensed practical nurses work under the direction of a registered professional nurse and/or a licensed physician. Employment opportunities may be found in long-term care facilities, hospitals, physician's offices, public health, and home health.
All testing will be in the Lebanon Technology and Career Center Practical Nursing classroom, unless otherwise notified. Tests must be scheduled and a testing fee paid prior to testing. Your receipt will be your admission for testing. Plan to arrive ten minutes prior to the testing time. Late arrivals will not be admitted and the testing fee will be forfeited. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the test in order to reschedule without forfeiting the testing fee.Request for Testing Accommodations
If you have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, you may be eligible for accommodation in the testing process which will ensure that the test accurately reflects your skills, knowledge, and abilities. Attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodation that will allow you to demonstrate your abilities. Please notify the school for testing accommodations information at least 30 days prior to test date.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course is designed to familiarize the practical nursing student with basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. It will include a survey of basic structure and function of the human body. Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the body systems.
Nutrition and Health Maintenance
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of nutrition focusing on the practical nurses role and the nursing process in health, wellness, and illness. Emphasis will be on disease prevention, alternative healing methods, health education, and health promotion.Growth & Development
is designed to help the student understand basic growth and development
birth to end of life. By
knowledge of growth and development, the student will more effectively
culturally diverse individuals at all age levels and gain individual
about their own personal journeys through the human life span.
to the nursing profession, its responsibilities, and the legal and
issues in nursing practice. Concepts
related to the physical, emotional and psychosocial self-care of the
This course is designed to assist the beginning student make the necessary professional and personal adjustments in their development as practical nurses. He/she will be introduced to primary nursing skills and principles. The emphasis will be on utilization of the nursing process and related scientific principles.
The purpose of the IV Fluid Therapy Administration course is to provide the student practical nurse with the knowledge and skills to perform IV therapy to a culturally diverse population across the life span in accordance with the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section CSR 200.6010. This course instruction will be conducted over second and third semester.
This course introduces the student to general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration and documentation of multiple forms of drugs. Instruction includes various systems of measurement.Pharmacology II and Pharmacology III
These courses will prepare the student nurse in the fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effects in addition to their common side effects that will lead him/her to become a safe practitioner in the administration of medications. During clinical practice, direct supervision of the student while performing administration of medications will be provided.Child Health Nursing
This course will assist the nursing student to gain basic knowledge of childhood diseases and child care through adolescence that may affect the well-being of culturally diverse children. The focus will be on the care of the well and the ill child utilizing the nursing process.Maternal Health and Newborn Nursing
This course is designed to familiarize the practical nursing student in the health and care of women of multi-cultures, and their families with the process of conception, pregnancy, and birth; how the nursing process relates to the normal aspects of pregnancy, labor, delivery, the post-partum period, and the care of the newborn. It will also address the most common complications of pregnancy.Community Health and Mental Health
This course will present principles and theories of positive mental health and human behaviors. Individual responses, coping mechanisms, and therapeutic communication skills will be discussed and will include mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process. The use of a therapeutic interpersonal process and problem-solving approach by the nurse will be stressed. This information will help the student apply these concepts in a variety of settings including: Home-health, hospice, geriatrics, medical-surgical, crisis centers, pediatrics, obstetrics, and emergency rooms.Nursing Care of the Adult I and II
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of medical surgical nursing care of the adult with emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole person, the theories underlying nursing care, and the psychosocial aspects. The nursing process will be used in an in-depth study of disease processes associated with the various body systems with emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing considerations. The focus will be on the surgical patient, integument, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal disorders to include the gallbladder, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas, and blood/lymphatic disorders, cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. This study will continue into the third Semester with Urinary, Endocrine, Reproductive, Sensory, Neurological and, Immune Disorders, care of patients with HIV/Aids and Cancer. Incorporation of principles and applications of IV Therapy will be included.Leadership & Management
This course will introduce the importance of professional growth. Topics will include the role of the licensed practical nurse in the multi-disciplinary health-care team, professional organization, and continuing education. The basic principles of leadership and management will be included.Nursing Care of the Older Adult
This course will present an overview of the normal physical, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of the aging process and addresses common disease processes of aging. From wellness promotion to restorative care, the student nurse will focus on assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention as it relates to the older adult. Common problems of aging will be discussed. Learning experiences will be provided in the various settings such as acute care, long-term care, and community care.Clinical Instruction and Practice
Clinical learning experiences are obtained at area hospitals, long-term care, and community health facilities. Each student will rotate through a planned program of clinical instruction in hospitals, long-term care facilities and additional experiences in the community setting. Learning experiences are provided in the care of patients in obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, acute care nursing, leadership/management, community health nursing, mental health nursing, with selective experiences as assigned by the nurse director.