Practical Nursing

Program Description

Transfer of our NRTC School of Practical Nursing program to Crowder College at the end of the 2018-19 school year was approved at our Nevada R-V 1/9/19 Board of Education meeting. The sponsorship of this program will change 7/1/19 to Crowder College. Please continue to contact Linda Douglas, PN Director, with questions or for more information at 2015 N. West Street, Nevada, Missouri 64772, or 417-448-2016 ext. 3314 or 

Program Brochure (PDF)

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. 

Application -- forms will be available mid-January

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

Students Graduating on time

100% of Title IV students complete the program within 10 months

Program Costs

$12,574 for tuition and fees
$1,420 for books and supplies
Other Costs:
Uniforms- $200
Fingerprinting for MSBN application- $50
Background check- $50
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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

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%

Graduates who got jobs

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:
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Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:


Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:


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