LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program’s mission is to serve the area with a strong program of practical nursing with high standards providing learning experiences directed toward the growth of the individual in personal, vocational, and community life. We believe nursing is an art and science. It is this integration that will prepare the practical nurse by incorporating concepts from biological and behavioral sciences, as well as humanities to include emotional, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions.
Our faculty is student centered and committed to mentoring students in order to guide the student toward successful completion of the program and licensure. The program is planned to provide a variety of learning experiences that address differences in the learning styles of the students. We in believe a variety of instructional methods that promote critical thinking and problem solving.
The faculty believes, as did nurse theorist Virginia Henderson, that nursing is the unique function of assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health promotion, health maintenance, recovery from illness, or in the case of terminal illness, a peaceful death. The nurse applies critical thinking within the constructs of the nursing process in order to provide goal oriented, holistic care. Because every person is unique, we believe in holistic care to meet client needs. Physical, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual needs are addressed in all aspects of the curriculum.
Upon graduation and licensure, the practical nurse should be able to provide safe, knowledgeable, skilled care under the direction of a registered professional nurse or physician. We believe this program is the beginning phase of life-long learning.
Applications will be reviewed and selection made by the admission committee without consideration of age, marital status, sex, national origin, race, color, creed, disability, financial status, and/or religion.
In accordance with the Missouri State Board of Nursing admission criteria shall reflect consideration of the potential to:
1. Complete the program.
2. Possess necessary functional ability.
3. Meet the standards to apply for licensure as per section 335.046-2, State of Missouri Nurse Practice Act.
Selection will be based on:
1. Completeness of application
2. Payment of non-refundable application fee
3. Proof of evidence of high school diploma or equivalency (GED).
4. Acceptable composite score on Nurse Entrance Exam (NET).
An acceptable NET composite score is at least a 60%.
The School of Practical Nursing will begin each year in August and graduate in July of the following year. The total program clock hours are 1396. Classes will be held eight hours daily Monday through Thursday.
The tuition for the program is $8700 which includes tuition, fees, supplies, uniforms, and books.
Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing qualifies for Title IV funding which includes Pell Grants, State Grants, and subsidized Federal Student loans. Financial assistance is available for qualifying individuals through several area agencies. For further information regarding other financial aid sources, please contact Charlene Ray at Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing, 1317 West Highway 84, Hayti, MO or you may contact her by phone at (573) 359 -2201.
The Career & Technology Center offers financial assistance and counseling for the School of Practical Nursing. However, with an increasing number of applicants, and lengthy approval process, you are encouraged to apply early. Financial Aid Assistance is by appointment, contact 573-359-2201.
The first step to get started for most students is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA). You can go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your application, or visit our office for assistance.
Students planning to start classes in the fall of 2009 must complete the 2009/2010 FAFSA. Once you have received results from your FAFSA, our office will assist you in finalizing your financial arrangements. Please call to set up an appointment to discuss student loans or other financial aid options.
The refund policy can be found in the application packet and student handbook.
Pemiscot County Vocational School, Practical Nursing Program does not participate in advanced placement.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admissions and employment, and all unions or professional agreements with Pemiscot County Vocational School are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Pemiscot County Vocational School’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact the Superintendent for Pemiscot County Special School District, 1317 West Highway 84, Hayti, Missouri, (573) 359-0021. Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or section 504.