J F Drake State Technical College
3421 Meridian Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
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Nursing Programs OfferedLPN Programs
LPN Program Details
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) The LPN program has existed since 1965. This division of Instruction is approved by the State department of Education and the Alabama Board of Nursing. Practical Nursing is a comprehensive course of study that combines theory with clinical practice. The curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills to become safe and competent practitioners of practical nursing. To become licensed, graduates of this program must successfully write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Successful LPNs have a caring and empathetic nature and have a high tolerance for stress. This profession also requires keen observational, decision-making and communication skills
Nursing Program Policies and Requirements
State Requirements for Eligibility for Licensure into the LPN Profession A certificate is issued to each student upon completion of the program. To become licensed, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEXPN). Application to write the exam is made during the last semester of the program. Examination results are filed in the nursing department and the office of admissions. Graduates desiring employment in practical nursing, pending licensure, may obtain a temporary license from the Alabama Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 303900, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-3900
The intensity of the nursing curriculum and the development of acceptable workplace habits mandate that the LPN program establish departmental policies regarding absences and tardiness, professional and ethical conduct, uniform dress code, and testing. Since nursing is a profession that demands high ethical and professional standards, success in nursing depends on the nurse’s ability to provide safe, effective care while demonstrating acceptable workplace habits. Departmental policies promote the development of acceptable workplace habits and are consistently enforced. Attendance policies are included on each course syllabus and dress code and other policies related to clinical are included on the syllabi of courses with a clinical component.