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Practical Nursing Program
Available at our Maumee campus.
What does it take to become a licensed practical nurse? First, you have to have the right mindset. Caring for people must be your motivation to enter the nursing profession. The program at Stautzenberger addresses clinical skills, critical thinking, and practical applications, including holistic nursing care, the promotion of health and wellness throughout the lifespan, the science of caring, and creating a safe environment for patients, family, and the community.
Our nursing program focuses on medical ethics, clinical skills, critical thinking, and practical applications required to be successful in the field. Upon completion of Stautzenberger College’s practical nursing program, you can be prepared for to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.
With perhaps the most direct contact of anyone on the health care team, practical nurses are at the forefront of patient care. LPNs provide basic care to patients under direct supervision of registered nurses and doctors.
Now is a great time to enter the health care field! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, the number of licensed practical nurse jobs is expected to grow by 25%, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022.
The science of nursing is constantly evolving. At Stautzenberger, you’ll receive the clinical, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary to succeed. A full-time student typically completes the Practical Nursing program in 18 months. Upon successful completion of this program, you can be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN. Our LPN program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, which regulates all nursing school programs in Ohio.
To become a licensed practical nurse, you need education and training, but in order to be successful and enjoy the job, you should also possess certain qualities to aid in your success. Effective communication skills are essential because you will serve as an advocate for the patient, as well as a mouthpiece for doctors and nurses. Great nurses have compassion for the patients they serve and provide comfort, in addition to medicine and performing procedures. It is essential that nurses pay attention to detail and have excellent time management skills. Thinking quickly and responding to each situation is extremely important.
To help you prepare, we’ll share information about different aspects of the training, classes, jobs and career outlook.