LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program, established in 1966, offers a full-time and part-time program that leads to a diploma in practical nursing. This program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply to the Alabama Board of Nursing, or the Board of Nursing in another state, to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The Practical Nursing program has two sites, one on the main campus in Evergreen and an off-campus site located in Atmore. Both sites offer full-time and part-time programs. Classrooms for the Atmore site are located on the Jefferson Davis Community College (JDCC) Atmore Campus at 6574 Highway 21 North, P O Box 1119, Atmore, Alabama. The clinical facilities for both programs are located within a 50-mile radius of the site at which the student is enrolled. Primary clinical areas are: Evergreen, Greenville, Andalusia, Brewton, Monroeville, Georgiana, Atmore, and Bay Minette, Alabama.
The curriculum is identical at both locations. Full-time students may enroll in First Term nursing classes fall and spring
semesters on the Evergreen and Atmore campuses. Part-time students may enroll in general education classes during any
semester on either campus.
The purpose of the Practical Nursing program is to provide accessible, quality educational opportunities that will provide individuals with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN and subsequently to obtain entrylevel employment in the practical nursing profession. The practical nursing graduate will be capable of providing safe care to individuals and/or groups with common health problems.
The diploma program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as entry-level licensed practical nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, doctors’ offices, clinics, and as occupational health nurses. Program graduates are to be competent in the academic areas of communication, mathematics, computer literacy, and human relations and in the technical areas of maternity, pediatrics, geriatrics, and adult health. They must also have the foundation to function at the level of a practical nurse in surgery, outpatient departments, intensive care units, community health, and general nursing care units.
Reid State Technical College will accomplish program objectives by providing students with a comprehensive general education and technical training in the core area of practical nursing. The occupational skill preparation should meet the Alabama State Board of Nursing recognized skill standards. The college will ensure program quality through internal certification of graduate competencies and external licensure of graduates and program approval by the Alabama Board of Nursing.