Wise County Technical School
621 Lake Street
Wise, Virginia 24293
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LPN Program Details
High school seniors from Wise County, Dickenson County and the City of Norton, Virginia, interested in the health field, particularly nursing, enter the preclinical phase of the Practical Nursing Program. Three hours a day are spent in the nursing laboratory or class room. The remainder of the day, the students return to their respective high school for the academic courses needed to graduate. Any vacancies not filled by high school seniors may be filled by adult students who have completed high school or passed a GED test.
For the clinical phase of the program, the students affiliate with selected extended care facilities, Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Norton Community Hospital and Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital. The students commute daily for a period of 36 weeks. Time is divided between patient care areas and classroom theory. Upon successful completion of both years of the Practical Nursing Program, the student is recommended to write the State Board Examination for license as a practical nurse.