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.
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.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. For more information contact the financial aid office at 417-448-2016 ext. 221.
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.
100% of Title IV students complete the program within 10 months
$12,574 for tuition and fees
$1,420 for books and supplies
Fingerprinting for MSBN application- $50
Background check- $50
Visit website for more program cost information: nrtc.nevadar5.org/practical-nursing
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.
The typical graduate leaves with
$8,700 in debt
The typical monthly loan payment
$89 per month in student loans with an interest rate of 4.45%
100% of program graduates got jobs according to the Missouri job placement rate
100% of program graduates got jobs according to the Council on Occupational Education job placement rate
Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
Practical Nursing: http://onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2061.00
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