PRACTICAL NURSING
(DIPLOMA)
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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) 45 weeks plus finals, total length 48. 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. Also offered is a four semester 60 weeks plus finals, total length 64 weeks day program and a part-time five semester 75 weeks plus finals, total length 80 weeks night and weekend program.

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. Currently, applicants are admitted three times a year; January, May, and Septemeber.
  2. . Applicants must first be admitted to ETI Technical College and attend a nursing information session or meet with a nursing advisor and the Director of Admissions before they are eligible for selection to the 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 according to State guidelines;
    2. Pre-Entrance Testing -- passage of the HESI Evolve Reach Pre-Entrance Examination (75% in Reading, Grammar, and Math) Applicants are only permitted two(2) attempts, test results are good for one (1) year
    3. Official high school or GED Transcripts
    4. 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).

Diploma Practical Nursing
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Courses  Required
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
CURRICULUM PLAN FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES

1235 Clock Hours/Total Weeks 48/48.5 Credit Hours
Course# Course Title Credit Hrs. Clock Hrs.
Theory Lab Clinical
First Semester
BIO 101 Integrated Human Sciences 2.5     60
PNS 104 Caring Across the Lifespan II 2     45
PNS 105 Caring in Basic Nursing  3.5 2 3 225
PNS 106 Mathematics/Computer Skills/Nutritional Nursing Care 2.5     60
    10.5 2 3 390
Total Hours 390 Total Credits 15.5
Theory 240 Lab 60 Clinical 90
Second Semester
PNS 204 Caring Across the Lifespan I 2     45
PNS 205 Caring in the Human Health Experience I 4.5 1 6 300
PNS 206 Pharmacological Caring in Nursing   2     45
    8.5 1 6 390
Total Hours 390 Total Credits 15.5
Theory 180 Lab 30 Clinical 180
Third Semester
PNS 305 Caring in the Human Health Experience II  5.5 2 6 345
PNS 302 Caring Transition into Practice  2   2 110
    7.5 2 8 455
Total Hours 455 Total Credits 17.5
Theory 135 Lab 60 Clinical 260
Total Program Clock Hours 1235 Total Program Credits 48.5
Theory 555 Lab 150 Clinical 530
 
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
DAY PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES

1235 Clock Hours/Total Weeks 64/48.5 Credit Hours
Course# Course Title Credit Hrs. Clock Hrs.
Theory Lab Clinical
First Semester
BIO 101 Integrated Human Sciences 2.5     60
PNS 204 Caring Across the Lifespan I 2     45
PNS 104 Caring Across the Lifespan II 2     45
PNS 106 Mathematics/Computer Skills/Nutritional Nursing Care 2.5     60
    9     210
Total Hours 210 Total Credits 9
Theory 210
Second Semester
PNS 105 Caring in basic Nursing 3.5 2 3 225
PNS 206 Pharmacological Caring in Nursing   2     45
    5.5 2 3 270
Total Hours 270 Total Credits 10.5
Theory 120 Lab 60 Clinical 90
Third Semester
PNS 205 Caring in the Human Health Experience I 4.5 1 6 300
    4.5 1 6 300
Total Hours 300 Total Credits 11.5
Theory 90 Lab 30 Clinical 180
Fourth Semester
PNS 305 Caring in the Human Health Experience II 5.5 2 6 345
PNS 302 Caring Transition into Practice 2 2   110
    7.5 4 6 455
Total Hours 455 Total Credits 17.5
Theory 135 Lab 60 Clinical 280
Total Program Clock Hours 1235 Total Program Credits 48.5
Theory 555 Lab 150 Clinical 530
 
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
EVENING-WEEKEND PROGRAM CURRICULUM PLAN FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES

1235 Clock Hours/Total Weeks 80/48.5 Credit Hours
Course# Course Title Credit Hrs. Clock Hrs.
Theory Lab Clinical
First Semester
BIO 101 Integrated Human Sciences 2.5     60
PNS 204 Caring Across the Lifespan I 2     45
PNS 104 Caring Across the Lifespan II 2     45
PNS 106 Mathematics/Computer Skills/Nutritional Nursing Care 2.5     60
    9     210
Total Hours 210 Total Credits 9
Theory 210
Second Semester
PNS 105 Caring in basic Nursing 3.5 2 3 225
PNS 206 Pharmacological Caring in Nursing   2     45
    5.5 2 3 270
Total Hours 270 Total Credits 10.5
Theory 120 Lab 60 Clinical 90
Third Semester
PNS 205 Caring in the Human Health Experience I 4.5 1 6 300
    4.5 1 6 300
Total Hours 300 Total Credits 11.5
Theory 90 Lab 30 Clinical 180
Forth Semester
PNS 305 Caring in the Human Health Experience II 5.5 2 6 345
    5.5 2 6 345
Total Hours 345 Total Credits 13.5
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 48.5
Theory 555 Lab 150 Clinical 530
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM

The following requirements must be met prior to graduation from the program:

1. Obtain a grade of 75% or higher in all theory courses;
2. Obtain a passing (satisfactory) grade in all clinical experiences;
3. Obtain a mandatory pass of the math, I.V. therapy, and Evolve Exit Examinations;
4. Submit all required paperwork; and
5. Payment of all tuition, fees, and expenses owed to ETI Technical College.
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