Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

Prerequisites: Placement in WRTG F111X and MATH F105.

Recommended: HLTH F100 and HLTH F208.

Students will complete an LPN application and be interviewed. 

Students will be required to:

  • submit a background check from the State Troopers.
  • complete a state background check prior to starting clinical hours in a healthcare facility. 
  • maintain a 2.5 GPA in all required LPN classes.

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Minimum Requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate: 31 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Certificate Requirements
Complete the certificate requirements. 1
Licensed Practical Nurse Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HLTH F114Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology4
LPN F100Foundations of the Professional Licensed Practical Nurse3
LPN F102Licensed Practical Nurse Skills I3
LPN F120Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical I2
LPN F140Nursing Across the Lifespan for the Licensed Practical Nurse3
LPN F142Licensed Practical Nurse Skills II2
LPN F160Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical II3
LPN F180Leadership, Delegation & Scope of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse3
LPN F182Licensed Practical Nurse Skills III2
LPN F190Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical III3
LPN F248Pharmacology for the Licensed Practical Nurse3
Total Credits31

As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, computation and human relations content are embedded in the major required courses for this program.

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Road Maps

Road Maps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the road map.

This road map should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
HLTH F114 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 4
LPN F100 Foundations of the Professional Licensed Practical Nurse 3
LPN F102 Licensed Practical Nurse Skills I 3
LPN F120 Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical I 2
LPN F140 Nursing Across the Lifespan for the Licensed Practical Nurse 3
LPN F142 Licensed Practical Nurse Skills II 2
LPN F160 Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical II 3
LPN F248 Pharmacology for the Licensed Practical Nurse 3
LPN F180 Leadership, Delegation & Scope of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse 3
LPN F182 Licensed Practical Nurse Skills III 2
LPN F190 Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical III 3
 Total Credits31

The LPN program will prepare students to work in healthcare facilities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. The curriculum consists of three categories: lecture, skills and clinical hours (hours in a healthcare facility). The combination of the three will provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of the role and scope of practice of the professional LPN. This includes the knowledge, skills and hands-on practice in a healthcare facility necessary for a student to not only gain the knowledge and skills needed but the practice required to become an effective member of the healthcare team. Upon completion of the program, the LPN graduates will be prepared to pass the NCLEX-PN.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating with this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate and provide safe, effective and appropriate nursing care within the scope of practice of a Practical Nurse.
  • Demonstrate professional, effective, and culturally competent communication skills with peers, patients, families and other healthcare professionals.
  • 100% of LPN graduates will take NCLEX-PN exam.
  • 80% or more of the LPN graduates will pass the NCLEX-PN.