Licensed Practical Nurse

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Program Overview

The Licensed Practical Nurse program at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is a new program for adults who are seeking to enter the healthcare industry. The program consists of 790 clock hours of theory, 108 clock hours of lab, and 102 clock hours of clinical training for a total of 1,000 hours. Students will learn to provide care for a diverse population of consumers in a safe and competent fashion through a blend of classroom training, lab practice, and hands-on clinical experience. The program can be completed in 11 months and prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

What You Will Learn

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy

  • Growth and Development

  • Medical and Surgical Nursing

  • Pharmacology

  • Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing

  • Geriatric Nursing

  • IV Therapy

Certifications

This program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Students must pass the exam to be employed as a Practical Nurse.

Program Details

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe, direct care for clients in various healthcare settings.  While in the program, students will study a comprehensive curriculum ranging from anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, fundamentals of nursing, and more. Our goal is to position students to provide high-quality patient care to a diverse clientele. Students will learn how to monitor patient health by checking blood pressure, body temperature, and other vital signs. They will learn how to provide basic care and comfort, identify and communicate patient concerns, document patient care, and maintain patient health records.

Admission Requirements

  • Age 18 or older

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Background Check (BCI/FBI)

    • (Reports that contain disqualifying offenses per Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3701-13-05, except as provided in Rule 3701-13-06, deem the enrollee ineligible to participate in clinical rotations, and unable to complete the program.)

  • Must possess the physical ability to:

    • frequently work in a standing position and do frequent walking

    • lift and transfer patients to accomplish bed-to-chair and chair-to-bed transfers

    • physically perform up to an 8-hour clinical laboratory experience

Health Record Requirements

Immunizations
Students must provide proof of the following immunizations at their enrollment appointment: 

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - must have received 2 vaccines

  • Varicella (Chickenpox)  

  • Tetanus or Tdap - vaccine must not be older than 10 years or expire during enrollment

  • Hepatitis B: provide proof of a 3-shot vaccination series or titer test indicating immunity

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Students must receive a 2-Step Mantoux Tuberculin skin test. The injection and reading must be documented by the healthcare professional providing the service. If you have tested positive in the past, a chest x-ray needs to be completed with negative results documented by the healthcare professional providing the service. 

ALL TB screening documentation must be submitted to Student Services prior to attending new student orientation.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
Students must receive the seasonal flu shot and provide proof of the immunization to Student Services by the instructor-provided deadline. This should be completed no earlier than the Fall of the same enrollment year so as to receive the newest available vaccination. 

Program Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in the Licensed Practical Nurse program must first successfully complete a State Tested Nurse Aid/Assistant training program (minimum 75-hour course). The STNA program provides fundamental healthcare training and exposes students to normal situations encountered in the healthcare environment. Students who may be uncertain about a career in healthcare benefit from the short-term commitment and smaller investment the STNA program provides. This prerequisite is intentional to allow students to experience the realities of a career in healthcare before they make the commitment and investment required of the Licensed Practical Nurse program.

Note: Eastland-Fairfield will offer a State Tested Nurse Assistant class (at an additional cost) prior to the start of the Licensed Practical Nurse program for those who need it. Please visit our STNA program webpage for additional information.

Alternative Qualifications
Certified Nurse Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant credentials can be used to meet the STNA requirement.

Required Entrance Examination

Students must successfully pass the ATI TEAS entrance exam before completing registration for the Licensed Practical Nurse program. The purpose of the assessment is to identify any deficiencies that may prevent the successful completion of the program. Exam details and test prep options are provided below.

ATI TEAS Information:

Exam Details: https://atitesting.com/teas/exam-details

TEAS Prep Options: https://atitesting.com/teas/teas-prep 

Students may schedule to take the TEAS exam at our adult testing center located at Eastland Career Center.

If you have completed your TEAS exam within 12 months of applying for the LPN program, Eastland-Fairfield will accept your results. Please send your test results to Debbie Fisher (dfisher@efcts.us) as part of your registration process.

To schedule a TEAS test, please call Student Services at 614-836-4541, ext. 1537

  • There is a $75.00 (non-refundable) testing fee that must be paid prior each attempt of the test.

  • Must achieve a minimum score of 50, or higher.

  • Students will have up to two attempts to pass.

ATI/TEAS Test Dates

Testing Location 

Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 4-8pm
Thursday: 1-5pm

Eastland Career Center
Adult Testing Center
4465 South Hamilton Rd.
Groveport, OH 43125

Required CPR/Basic Life Support Training
Students must provide proof of CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) training, valid through July 2024, before participating in clinical hours. Students enrolled in the LPN program who do not possess this certification, valid through July 2024, must complete an additional 8-hour CPR/BLS training, which will be offered through Eastland-Fairfield at no cost.

Required Physical Health Examination
Students must complete a health examination that confirms their ability to participate in the program without limitations (good for 12 months from the date of the examination) prior to the first clinical date.

Equipment Requirements

All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school resources outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.

Books and supplies list

Program Cost

Tuition/Fees: $14,644

Cost Per Clock Hour - $14.64

Books/Supplies: $1,256

* Costs are subject to change for 2024-25 school year.

Schedule

Class Starts: 
October 16, 2023

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 3:00pm *
1,000 Hours (11 months)
* includes a 1-hour lunch period

Location

Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Information regarding this program is subject to change.

Learn about your instructor

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Latisha Dawson MSN, RN, BS

With an impressive nursing career spanning more than 20 years, Latisha Dawson brings a wealth of practical experience across various healthcare domains. Her expertise extends from nursing education and health promotion to home healthcare, pediatrics, maternal health, community care, and adult health. Dawson has also been preparing future healthcare workers for nearly a decade in her role as an adult educator.

From October 2021 to March 2023, Latisha served our community during the pandemic as a COVID-19 Vaccine Nurse at the Fairfield County Department of Health in Lancaster, Ohio. 

Her career showcases great diversity within the healthcare industry after serving in roles such as a Faculty Nursing Instructor at ITT Breckenridge School of Nursing (2015-16) in Youngstown, a Health Promotion Specialist at The Ohio State University Health Plan (2011-15), and a Registered Nurse Care Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (2001-14). Since October 2016, Latisha has been contributing her knowledge as an Online Instructor at The College of Health Care Professions in Houston, Texas.

Her educational achievements complement her professional background, with a Masters of Science in Nursing, specializing in Education, from The University of Phoenix in 2015. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing (2003) and a Bachelors of Science in Human Ecology, specializing in Early Childhood Development, from The Ohio State University (2001).


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