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Practical Nursing Diploma

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T he 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

  • Currently, applicants are admitted three times a year; January, May, and September.
  • Applicants must first be admitted to ETI Technical College of Niles 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.
  • 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.*
  • 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.

HESI Test Dates

The next ADN-RN and Practical Nursing classes begin January 16, 2023.  To be considered for this class, you must pass the Reading, Grammar, and Math sections of the HESI Evolve pre-test with at least a 75% on each individual section.  The non-refundable fee for testing is $50.00, which must be paid at least one week prior to your desired test date.  Payment and registration can be done in the Administration building. Any applicant who cancels or reschedules at least five business days prior to test date will not be required to pay again.  Any applicant who cancels, reschedules or no-shows four business days or less before the test date will pay the full price to reschedule.   ETI offers free review classes with the purchase of the Evolve review book.  The cost of the review book is $60.00. Review classes are held on Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you on testing day and allow a three-hour time limit.  Test dates are as follows:

Monday, October 10, 2022                             5:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2022                       4:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, October 19,2022                        4:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday October 21, 2022                                12:30pm – 3:30pm
Monday October 24, 2022                               5:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday October 26, 2022                        4:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday October 28, 2022                                12:30pm – 3:30pm

 

*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 of Niles 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

The nursing curriculum prepares the student for licensure in Ohio.  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.  With an Ohio license, graduates can apply for licensure in any other state.  Additional fees, background checks, and other requirements may apply, depending on the state.

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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 of Niles.

Information sessions for future sessions call to schedule an appointment at 330-652-9919

3 Semester Day Program

4 Semester Day Program

5 Semester Evening/Weekend Program

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Diploma Practical Nursing

OPEID-030790

CIP Code – 51.3901

Credential Level 01

Occupation (SOC Codes)   29.2061.00

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3 SEMESTERS DIPLOMA INFORMATION

Clock Hours

    Weeks

    h

    Credit Hours

    Theory

    Lab

    Clinical

    Courses Required

    This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

    Diploma Practical Nursing

    Course #Course Title  Theory HrsClock Hrs

    1st Semester

    BIO 101Integrated Human Sciences2.560
    PNS 104Caring Across the Lifespan II2.045
    PNS 105Caring in Basic Nursing3.5225
    PNS 106Mathematics/ Computer Skills/ Nutritional Nursing Care2.560
    Total10.5390
    TOTALCredits 15.5Theory 240Hours 390

    2nd Semester

    PNS 204Caring Across the Lifespan I2.045
    PNS 205Caring in the Human Health Experience I4.5300
    PNS 206Pharmacological Caring in Nursing2.045
    Total8.5390
    TOTALCredits 15.5Theory 180Hours 390

    3rdSemester

    PNS 305Caring in the Human Health Experience II5.5345
    PNS 302Caring Transition into Practice2.0110
    Total7.5445
    TOTALCredits 17.5Theory 135Hours 445

    This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

    4 SEMESTERS DIPLOMA INFORMATION

    Clock Hours

      Weeks

      h

      Credit Hours

      Theory

      Lab

      Clinical

      Courses Required

      This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

      Diploma Practical Nursing

      Course #Course Title Theory HrsClock Hrs

      1st Semester

      BIO 101Integrated Human Sciences2.560
      PNS 204Caring Across the Lifespan I2.045
      PNS 104Caring Across the Lifespan II2.045
      PNS 106Mathematics/ Computer Skills/ Nutritional Nursing Care2.560
      Total9.0210
      TOTALCredits 9.0Theory 210Hours 210

      2nd Semester

      PNS 105Caring in basic Nursing Pharmacological Caring in Nursing3.5225
      PNS 206Pharmacological Caring in Nursing2.045
      Total5.5270
      TOTALCredits 10.5Theory 120Hours 270

      3rd Semester

      PNS 205Caring in the Human Health Experience I4.5300
      Total4.5300
      TOTALCredits 11.5Theory 90Hours 300

      4th Semester

      PNS 305Caring in the Human Health Experience II5.5345
      PNS 302Caring Transition into Practice2.0110
      7.5455
      TOTALCredits 17.5Theory 135Hours 455

      This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

      5 SEMESTERS DIPLOMA INFORMATION

      Clock Hours

        Weeks

        h

        Credit Hours

        Theory

        Lab

        Clinical

        Courses Required

        This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work. 

        Diploma Practical Nursing

        Course #Course Title Theory HrsClock Hrs

        1st Semester

        BIO 101Integrated Human Sciences2.560
        PNS 204Caring Across the Lifespan I2.045
        PNS 104Caring Across the Lifespan II2.045
        PNS 106Mathematics/ Computer Skills/ Nutritional Nursing Care2.560
        Total9.0210
        TOTALCredits 9.0Theory 210Hours 210

        2nd Semester

        PNS 105Caring in Basic Nursing3.5225
        PNS 206Pharmacological Caring in Nursing2.045
        Total5.5270
        TOTALCredits 10.5Theory 120Hours 270

        3rdSemester

        PNS 205Caring in the Human Health Experience I4.5300
        Total4.5300
        TOTALCredits 11.5Theory 90Hours 300

        4th Semester

        PNS 305Caring in the Human Health Experience II5.5345
        Total5.5345
        TOTALCredits 13.5Theory 105Hours 345

        5th Semester

        PNS 302Caring Transition into Practice2.0110
        2.0110
        TOTALCredits 4.0Theory 30Hours 110

        This course outline contains only the suggested sequences of course work.

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