Council Trenholm State Technical College
P.O. Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and proficiencies to provide safe and effective bedside nursing care within the scope of practice of licensed practical nurses. Students are instructed in the provision of nursing care for clients through the lifespan. Clinical experiences are provided at area hospitals and health care agencies in adult health, maternal health, child health, orthopedics, geriatrics, and other areas of nursing practice.
Practical Nursing is open to men and women; few careers match the versatility, satisfaction and longevity afforded by a nursing career. Students satisfactorily completing the program may take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
The purpose of the program is two-fold: (1) to provide an opportunity for eligible applicants to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as entry-level technical nurses, and (2) to prepare qualified students to complete the National Licensure Examination.
Licensed practical nurses held about 749,000 jobs in 2006. About 26 percent of LPNs worked in hospitals, 26 percent in nursing care facilities, and another 12 percent in offices of physicians. Others worked for home health care services; employment services; residential care facilities; community care facilities for the elderly; outpatient care centers; and Federal, State, and local government agencies. About 19 percent worked part time.