Practical Nursing is a 12-month program of study and clinical experience designed to facilitate the student in acquiring the attitudes, skills, and knowledge essential to the role of a competent practical nurse. Clinical learning experiences are obtained at area hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health facilities.

    Licensed Practical Nurses care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Employment opportunities may be found in long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, public health, and home health.

    Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate and may be qualified to apply to take the national licensure exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX- PN). Successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam. Refer to Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section 335.066