Graduates of the Practical Nursing program are prepared at the beginning level to be competent, caring members of the health care team. They are capable of functioning effectively in the roles of caregiver, advocate, educator and health care team members. The 11-month program begins in August with graduation the following July. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Northland Career Center classrooms. Times may vary when assigned to clinical areas. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the Missouri State Board of Nursing for permission to take the licensing examination.
Enrollment is now open for the
2014-15 Practical Nursing program.
Click on the links below for enrollment information,
TEAS testing dates, and required Financial Aid workshops.
2013 Practical Nursing Graduation Class
ALL passed the State of Missouri state licensure exam to become a
Licensed Practical Nurse
- 18 years of age or older by graduation
- High school graduate or have GED
- Valid social security number
- Written application form completed
- Three reference forms evidencing good moral character, reliability, honesty and dependability
- Earn a passing score on the TEAS test
- Pass drug screen, background and EDL checks
- Attend a NCC Finanical Aid workshop
- Submit a signed statement declaring there is no known reason to deny licensure under the Nurse Practice Act 335.066
- Medical Terminology
- Patient Care
Career Opportunities & Wages* Physician's Office $35,020 yr General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $38,080 yr Home Health Care Services $39,510 yr Nursing Care Facilities $40,580 yr Employment Services $44,690 yr
*Median annual wages in May, 2008, per *Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011
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