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LPN Program And Practical Nursing Philosophy
The philosophy of the Rockefeller Career Center School of Practical Nursing is based upon the beliefs of the faculty that an individual is just that and should be treated as such. Individuals have the right and responsibility to continue their autonomy by participating in their health care during health and illness. Combining humanity, health, environment, and the role of a practical nurse in the community can promote wellness for each individual.
The faculty has a great respect for both human life and the nursing profession. We believe that by training practical nurses to treat the whole individual, spiritually, emotionally and physically that both human life and the nursing profession will be well-served.
Practical nursing experience encompasses all areas of wellness and illness in the community. These areas include education as well as acute/non-acute settings, agencies that care for physical as well as mental rehabilitation.
The faculty believes that nursing education should provide the opportunity for each student to learn nursing skills in all areas of health care. The faculty will assist the student to development his/her ability to implement the theory and skills that they have learned during their educational experience.
The faculty believe that a supportive, open-ended communication relationship between the faculty and student will enhance educational and personal development of each student. The end result will be a professional practical nurse who shall reflect professionalism in conduct, appearance, caring, skill and attitude. Each graduating practical nurse will possess the knowledge and the skills to uphold standards of nursing practice for practical.
It is essential for practical nurses to continue to gain knowledge through all the resources avail-able to the profession. The faculty will encourage the students throughout the year and after graduation to continue their education.
The community is demanding quality health care and the practical nursing program at the Rockefeller Career Center intends to assist the community by providing qualified individuals to assist in the prevention of illness and to promote wellness.
The opportunity to prepare for practical nursing shall be available to any individual regardless of race, color, creed or sex, who meets the admission criteria.
Instruction and learning lay the foundation that students build upon to be career ready.
LPN Program Course Objectives
Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program, the graduate will:
1. Access basic physical, emotional, and cultural needs of the client.
2. Collect data from available resources, including client, family, health care records, health care team members, established protocols, and guidelines
3. Document collected data accurately and concisely.
4. Use effective communication when reporting and recording client observations to the appropriate health care professional.
5. Protect the client and family’s rights to privacy and dignity.
6. Utilize knowledge of normal values to identify deviations in health status.
7. Assist the client and significant others in the normal expected stages of growth and development from conception through advanced old age.
8. Provide safe and effective care and comfort for the client, according to accepted standards of nursing practice.
9. Provide care to clients within the Practical Nurses scope of practice, collaborating with health care team members to coordinate delivery of nursing care.
10. Facilitate the client’s ability to cope, adapt AND/or problem solve situations related to illness, or stressful events.
11. Administer medications and monitor clients receiving parenteral therapies.
12. Develop nursing care plans utilizing established nursing diagnoses for clients with common, well-defined health problems.
13. Prioritize nursing care needs of client.
14. Recognize the client’s potential and initiate preventive measures for complications related to treatments, procedures, or existing conditions.
15. Modify nursing approach based on evaluation of clients response.
16. Seek guidelines as needed in evaluating nursing care.
17. Revise nursing care plan utilizing criteria established in collaboration with health team members.
18. Instruct client, based on client’s needs and nurse’s level of knowledge, about health promoting and disease preventive practices, and early detection of health.
19. Comply with the scope of practice as outlined in Licensed Practical Nurse Practice Act of West Virginia.
20. Describe the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse in the health care delivery system.
21. Demonstrate responsibility for continuous personal and professional growth and education.
22. Recognize personal potential and consider career mobility options.
23. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate oneself for the purpose of improving work performance.
24. Subscribe to the essential components of the nurse’s code of ethics.
25. Function as an advocate for the health care consumer.
Fundamentals of Nursing Nutrition
Family Living Obstetrics
Social Sciences Mental Health
IV Certification in conjunction with LPNAO
Eligibility Requirements: How To Prepare For LPN School At JDR4
1. High School diploma or GED
2. Successful completion of pre-admission examination
3. Stable physical and mental health-physical required
4. Sincere interest in providing health care
5. Must pass drug screening and criminal background check
Students in High School: Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Advanced Math, and any Health Occupation Classes
• Physician’s Offices
• Geriatric Centers
• Nursing Homes
• Rehabilitation Centers
The Admission Policy provides a record of the requirements and procedures necessary for an applicant to qualify for admission. The requirements are in accordance with the admission requirements recommended by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nursing. Applications will be taken throughout the year and you will be notified by phone regarding the testing date.
Please obtain an Admission Packet in the JDRCC Main Office:
Application Policy Handbook Reference Sheets (x3)
At the end of the program the students will be eligible to sit for the LPN Licensure Exam.
Clinical to take place at Weirton Medical Center, East Liverpool City Hospital, Weirton Geriatric Center, The Stone Pear Pavilion and Calcutta Health Care.
Estimated Cost: $7402.00 | Review Included
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LPN Program Cost Breakdown
Tuition $ 6000.00 $ 6000.00
NCLEX REVIEW $240.00 (aprox)
NCLEX TEST $ 285.00- $350 (Depends on state of licensure)
Uniforms: $ 126.00 (Apox.)
Pre-Admission Fee $ 25.00
Finger Print $ 34.00
Lab Fee $ 35.00 (aprox.)
Books $ 800.00
Pre-Admission Test $ 40.00
$ 1345.00 $ 1345.00
Total: $ 7345.00
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Passport Picture $ 10.00
Nursing Pin $ 47.00
Total: $ 57.00 $ 57.00
Total Expense for Practical Nursing Training and Licensure: $ 7402.00 (APROX)
*Physical which includes a drug screen is your responsible prior to the first day of school. You can not attend school without this.
NOTE: THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE COST. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Program Length – 12 months