Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today.

100% of our 2020 Q1 thru Q3 and 100% of our 2019 graduates who took the NCLEX exam passed in the first attempt!

What Is Practical Nursing?

Practical Nursing, often referred to as License Practical Nursing (LPN), is a very rewarding career in the medical profession. Practical Nurses usually provide basic nursing care and are generally responsible for overall patient comfort. Job duties may include checking blood pressure, assisting in bathing/dressing, discussions of proper healthcare with patients, reporting status to doctors and other medical staff and performing basic diagnostic patient care tests. To become a Practical Nurse, you are required to complete an accredited nursing program, which typically takes around one year to complete. The Practical Nursing program at Stautzenberger College is fully accredited and can be completed in just 14 months. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

What Career Options Are Available in Practical Nursing?

Practical Nursing is a growing career field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of licensed practical nurses should increase by ten percent between 2016 and 2026.Practical Nursing is a profession associated with a wide variety of institutions, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes and other similar organizations. At the start of your Practical Nursing Career, you will typically work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. However, after completing your certification and having experience in the field, some Practical Nursing professionals may advance to supervisory positions.

How Do I Start A Career in Practical Nursing?

Practical Nursing is a highly competitive field, but we have the competitive edge you need. If you are considering a career in Practical Nursing, Stautzenberger College offers a degree program that can be completed in as little as 14 months. Stautzenberger College has convenient campus locations in the Cleveland and Toledo area and offers flexible, small classes to aid in the process of completing this invaluable degree.

Our Practical Nursing program has achieved Full Approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing. This means the program has met or exceeded the expectations of the Nursing Board and has excellent NCLEX pass rates. Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the NCLEX exam. Stautzenberger teaches a concept-based curriculum. This means that while you are learning about the cardiovascular system in your Fundamentals of Nursing class, you are also studying it in your Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Nutrition classes. Students have found this type of curriculum to be very intuitive as it readily ties concepts together.

Why Choose Our College?

We take a streamlined approach to education, focusing on developing a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education.  We emphasize training you in jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential. We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 14 months

45% of the program can be taken online (learn more)

After you complete the Practical Nursing Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 21 months total to get an associate degree.

Stautzenberger College has determined through approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.

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Curriculum addresses clinical skills, critical thinking, medical ethics and practical applications, including holistic nursing care, the promotion of health and wellness throughout the lifespan, the science of caring, and the creation of a safe environment for patients, family, and the community.

Upon completion of the program, you could be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.

Practical nurses provide for the basic needs and comfort of ill, injured, or convalescing patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. Licensing is required.

Practical Nursing is a growing career field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of licensed practical nurses should increase by ten percent between 2016 and 2026.1, retrieved 2/25/2020

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