Columbia Public School
4203 S. Providence Road
Columbia, Missouri 65203
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LPN Program Details
The vision of Columbia Public Schools' Program of Practical Nursing is to provide accessible, quality education in a caring environment by keeping the student's needs at the center of decision making. The PN program works in partnership with training facilities in the area to prepare students to provide safe and effective nursing care for patients in all settings. It is our goal to inspire students to develop and utilize critical-thinking skills essential to providing quality nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Conditional approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, this 12-month Practical Nursing program includes both classroom instruction as well as clinical experience in area health care facilities. This program prepares you for performing total bedside nursing and care of patients in acute, ambulatory, and long-term settings. Students participate in a variety of clinical experiences at area hospitals, long term care centers, and community agencies. Graduation from this program does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN to become licensed as a Practical Nurse.
Classroom hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:00am-4:00pm and typically start in late February or early March with applications due in December.
The following is a list of Prerequisites for the PN program:
-High School diploma/GED
-Accurate completion of the entire application packet (including application fee and three (3) signed reference forms with attached evaluations)
-General aptitude exam (scheduled when turning in application)
-Possible interview (depending on decision of admissions committee)
-TOEFFL score of at least 500 (only applicable to anyone with English as a second language)
-Some applicants may be required to participate, and be successful, in a month-long preparatory program prior to admittance to the PN program (determination of this is based on testing and interview scores)