PRACTICAL NURSING
(DIPLOMA)
Practical Nursing Program Curriculum Plan for Learning Activities
The LPN provides care under the direction of an RN, physician, or other legally recognized medical practitioner that is consistent with his/her scope of practice, education, and skills.

On completion of the course requirements, the graduate receives a diploma and is prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which leads to licensure as a License Practical Nurse.

Graduates who become licensed as practical nurses may qualify for advanced placement through articulation plans at regional nursing programs should they choose to continue their education in nursing and become Registered Nurses.

Curriculum

Curriculum content and course sequence follow logical progression of learning over the course of one calendar year of full-time study. The full-time Practical Nursing program is divided into three semesters of approximately 16 weeks (15 weeks of classroom and one week of finals) in length for a total of 45 weeks. All classes and clinical experiences in the full-time program are scheduled during the week, if feasible, to allow students to work or attend to personal affairs while attending school. The part-time program is divided into five semesters for a total of 75 weeks.

Each semester consists of prescribed subjects or studies that progress from simple to complex and build upon each other. Instruction is based on clearly written course syllabi describing learning goals, course and clinical objectives, and competencies required for progression and graduation. The clinical evaluations are arranged in a competency-based format and include program goals. Supervised clinical practice by qualified faculty includes development of skill in critical thinking, clinical reasoning, management of care, delegation to and supervision of other health care providers, and ensures the student’s ability to practice at an entry level.

Practical Nursing students who meet all program progression and completion requirements will be awarded a diploma and become eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

Admissions
  1. Applicants are admitted twice a year; one full-time admission and one part-time admission.
  2. Applicants must first be admitted to ETI Technical College and attend a Practical Nursing information session and/or meet with a Practical Nursing advisor or the Director of Admissions before they are eligible for selection to the Practical Nursing program.
  3. Selection for all applicants is based on the following criteria:
    1. Graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development (GED) certificate;
    2. Pre-Entrance Testing -- passage of the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Examination with 75% in all areas;
    3. Students directly admitted from high school have a grade point average of 2.0, or above, based on official high school transcript;
    4. Transfer students or post graduate students have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, or above, based on official transcripts from all schools attended; and
    5. Results of criminal background check.*
  4. All completed applications will be reviewed by the Nursing Admissions Committee. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria, interview, and review. Applicants will be notified by letter if accepted or if further documents are needed. The program will admit as many qualified applicants as its resources permit. Applicants not admitted, may reapply for the next class.
*Criminal background checks are used to determine whether a student may be placed in clinical settings under Ohio law, including Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4723.09 (2) (b). Clinical sites may decline to accept students with identified concerns, which will prevent the student from successfully completing the academic program. Students with drug trafficking convictions (felony) will not be considered for admission. Students who are convicted of, plead guilty to, or have a judicial finding of guilt for any crime subsequent to enrollment, should immediately notify the Practical Nursing Program Director as such action will affect the student’s ability to complete the program and/or obtain an Ohio license.

Following notification of acceptance into the Practical Nursing program, but prior to the beginning of the nursing course, students must submit to the Practical Nursing office documentation of:
  1. Good health as evidenced by a physical examination within one year prior to admission to the nursing program, including the two-step Mantoux test for tuberculosis;
  2. Hepatitis B, Mumps, Rubeola, Rubella, Varicella, and Tetanus immunizations or titers in accordance with the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
  3. Participation in the ETI Liability Insurance Program;
  4. Certification by the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers in Basic Cardiac Life Support, including adult, child, and infant resuscitation; and
  5. Submission of a recent passport-type photograph. Note: Failure to provide any of the required documentation prior to the start of classes may result in dismissal from the program.
An Equal Opportunity School

ETI Technical College actively subscribes to a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities and in accordance with Title IX of education’s amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion, and national or ethnic origin in admission, treatment of student, or employment.

Note: A handicap cannot interfere with attainment of the Practical Nursing program objectives or impair the student’s ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of safe practical nursing care of a physical or mental ability.

Grading

The process and quality of students’ work is measured by a system of letter grades and grade percentages as shown below (clinical learning activities are graded on a pass/fail basis):

Grade Percentage
A   93-100%;
B   84-92%
C
  75-83%
F   74% and below
W   Withdraw
I   Incomplete

Graduation and Licensure

After completing all course requirements, graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will be eligible to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Courses  Required
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
CURRICULUM PLAN FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES
1235 Clock Hours/45 Weeks/59 Credit Hours
Course# Course Title Credit Hrs. CLK Hrs.
Theory Lab Clinical
First Semester
BIO 100 Integrated Human Sciences 4     60 
PNS 201 Caring Across the Lifespan II 3     45
PNS 102 Caring in Basic Nursing  5 2 3 225
PNS 103a Mathematics/Computer Skills/Nutritional Nursing Care 4     60
    16 2 3 390
Total Hours 390 Total Credits 21
Theory 240 Lab 60 Clinical 90
Second Semester
PNS 102 Integrated Human Sciences 3     45
PNS 202 Caring in the Human Health Experience I 6 1 6 300
PNS 203b Pharmacological Caring in Nursing   3     45
    12 1 6 390
Total Hours 390 Total Credits 19
Theory 180 Lab 30 Clinical 180
Third Semester
PNS 301 Caring in the Human Health Experience II  7 2 6 345
PNS 302 Caring Transition into Practice  2   2 110
    9 2 8 455
Total Hours 455 Total Credits 19
Theory 135 Lab 60 Clinical 260
Total Program Clock Hours 1235 Total Program Credits 59
Theory 555 Lab 150 Clinical 530
 
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
EVENING-WEEKEND PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES
1235 Clock Hours/80 Weeks/59 Credit Hours
Course# Course Title Credit Hrs. CLK Hrs.
Theory Lab Clinical
First Semester
BIO 100 Integrated Human Sciences 4     60 
PNS 101a Caring Across the Lifespan I 3     45
PNS 201 Caring Across the Lifespan II 3     45
PNS 103a Mathematics/Computer Skills/Nutritional Nursing Care 4     60
    14     210
Total Hours 210 Total Credits 14
Theory 210
Second Semester
PNS 102 Caring in basic Nursing 5 2 3 225
PNS 203b Pharmacological Caring in Nursing   3     45
    8 2 3 270
Total Hours 270 Total Credits 13
Theory 120 Lab 60 Clinical 90
Third Semester
PNS 202 Caring in the Human health Experience I  6 1 6 300
    6 1 6 300
Total Hours 300 Total Credits 13
Theory 90 Lab 30 Clinical 180
Forth Semester
PNS 301 Caring in the Human health Experience II 7 2 6 340
    7 2 6 340
Total Hours 340 Total Credits 15
Theory 105 Lab 60 Clinical 180
Fifth Semester
PNS 302 Caring Transition into Practice 2 2   110
    2 2   110
Total Hours 110 Total Credits 4
Theory 30 Clinical 80
Total Program Clock Hours 1235 Total Program Credits 59
Theory 555 Lab 150 Clinical 530
 
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Program Costs

Tuition & Fees         $18,690.00

Books & Supplies     $2,645.00

Other Costs             $___0_____

Room & Board   No Campus Housing Available

On Time Completion Rate    72%

Job Placement Rate            84%

Median Loan Debt             9454    Federal

                                            0    Private

                                            0    Institutional

Median loan debt, completion rate, job placement rates are based on the most recently completed year 2010 - 2011

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