Practical Nursing

Program Description

A high-school diploma or equivalency is the only prerequisite to apply for NRTC's Practical Nursing Program. The program consists of a 10-month course of study that prepares the students to perform nursing care for non-complex clients. The program consists of a combination of theory classes, clinical experiences, and simulations of real-life events provided in a safe environment. A national certification examination is required at the end of the program to attain licensure. Ideal nursing student qualities include the desire to help and serve others. An LPN performs a variety of tasks which include bedside care, IV initiation, and medication administration to name a few. Common work environments include hospitals, long-term care, assisted living, home health, school nurse, and physician clinics. 


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Personal & Vocational Concepts
  • Fundamentals in Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Intro to Pharmacology & Math for Meds
  • Mental Health & Illness


  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing


Graduates are eligible, upon approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to obtain the status of Licensed Practical Nurse. 

Official Transcript Request Form

Career Opportunities

Community Health, Schools, Hospital, Physician’s Offices, Skilled Care Facilities, Long Term Care

Depending on the area and region in which you work, Licensed Practical Nurses may earn $36,000 - $49,000 per year. 


Students applying to the PN program should follow the steps outlined in the Application Procedure Checklist. To be considered complete, students must print and mail all the required documents listed. 

Program Brochure (PDF)

Application Procedure Checklist (PDF)


Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. For more information contact the financial aid office at 417-448-2016 ext. 221. 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: No discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or handicap in admission to or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the Nevada R-5 School District compliance with regulations should contact Dr. Tyson Beshore at 417-448-2000. The Nevada Regional Technical Center and the Nevada R-5 School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

Current Students



The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


The program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

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