, Health Science Institute Director of Practical Nursing: Evelyn Claiborne
For program information please call 816.604.4262Application Deadlines:
Applications will be accepted the first Thursday in March through the third Thursday in March for a fall semester start date (August), and the first Thursday in September through the third Thursday in September for a spring semester start date (January). The application period ends at 4:30 p.m. the last day of the application period.
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent
or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They provide
basic bedside care, which can include:
- Function in the role of Charge Nurse providing supervision and delegation to CNAs
in long term care settings.
- Applies nursing skills, concepts, and judgement in selected clinical settings
- Performs a variety of basic procedures based on sound scientific evidence
- Starts and monitors select IV fluids to include fluids for hydration and antibiotics
- Monitors, measures and performs dressing changes for a variety of wounds
- Administers medication via a variety of different routes: oral, intradermal, subcutaneous,
- Coordinates care with other disciplines to revolve around a patient-centered approach
- Knowledge of and performance of activities of daily living to promote health maintenance
- Teaches the client and family skills and practices which can be used following discharge
- Administers palliative care and provides support and comfort to the client and family
when death is the inevitable outcome
- Assist in the development of care plans and assuring compliance
- Potential for advancing to management in long term care or selected settings
In one year you will gain quick entry into the nursing field from the only Practical
Nursing Program in the state of Missouri that holds an accreditation from the National
League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. You'll receive hands-on experience and
excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute. You will be
prepared to take the National Council of State Boards of Licensure Examination for
Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Completing the program however does not guarantee licensing
from the State Board of Nursing. For additional information go to www.moga.mo.gov.
Conditionally approved by Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
To send comments about the program to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, email
Evelyn Claiborne or call 816.604.1000.