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LPN Program

Definition & Purpose

students from lpn program in chicagoLicensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

Most LPNs provide basic bedside care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, apply dressings, treat bedsores, and give alcohol rubs and massages. LPNs monitor their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. They collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, feed patients, and record food and fluid intake and output. To help keep patients comfortable, LPNs assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. In States where the law allows, they may administer prescribed medicines or start intravenous fluids. Some LPNs help to deliver, care for, and feed infants. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.

In addition to providing routine bedside care, LPNs in nursing care facilities help to evaluate residents’ needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors’ offices and clinics, they also may make appointments, keep records, and perform other clerical duties. LPNs who work in private homes may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.

Most licensed practical nurses in hospitals and nursing care facilities work a 40-hour week, but because patients need round-the-clock care, some work nights, weekends, and holidays. They often stand for long periods and help patients move in bed, stand, or walk.

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses are expected to be excellent in the years to come. There is an expected growth of 21% between 2010-2020 for this area of nursing. The growing elderly population, which requires more care from trained personnel, and the general growth of health care will also cause this job market to expand. Another area of exceptional growth for LPNs will be in nursing homes. Long-term care of elderly patients will be an increasing concern to the nation’s health care system.Please visit www.bls.gov to find out more information about the LPN program.

Course Objective

PCCTI will train every enrolled student to gain knowledge in both clinical and didactic areas in the field of practical nursing. Upon successfully passing the program with 84% or higher and passing the ATI Exit Exam with a predicted probability of passing NCLEX-PN with a score of 94% or better. The student will receive a diploma in Practical Nursing, and will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN State Licensure Exam.

Course Description

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PCCTI‘s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program / courses in Chicago and Oak Brook is a 12-14 months certificate / diploma program which prepares students to provide nursing care for the sick, injured and otherwise disabled health patients.

The LPN program utilizes a blended learning methodology, which includes classroom instruction, laboratory simulations at our own LPN labs present in both campuses, externships in clinical settings such as hospitals and nursing care facilities, and online practice and exam preparation.

After successful completion of the LPN courses with a minimum grade of “B”, students must take the ATI Exit Exam and pass it with a 94% or higher on the Probability of passing NCLEX on the first attempt. After taking the ATI Exit Exam students will receive a certificate in Practical Nursing, and will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN State Licensure Exam

Course Outline

NUR 101 (19 weeks) (456 Clock Hours)
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or transcript with Graduation date, Illinois State Certified Nurse Assistant, College transcripts for Anatomy and Physiology minimum 8-9 credit hours with a grade of C or higher, take and pass the ATI Teas entrance exam with a 45% or higher.

Module A:

  • History/ Legal, Scope of Practical & Delegation
  • Asepsis & Infection Control/Nutrition, Elimination & Hygiene
  • Physical Assessment/ Vitals

Module B:

  • Nursing Process, Critical Thinking
  • Medical Calculation (Pharmacology)

Module C:

  • Admissions, Transfer, Discharge/ Documentation
  • Safety & Body Mechanics/ Patient Mobility

Module D:

  • Life Span Development/ Culture / Pain / Loss, Death
  • Wound Care, Specimen Collections, Fluid & Electrolytes, Intravenous /Perioperative
    Care

NUR 102 (19 weeks) (444 Clock Hours)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of N101 with an 84% or higher.

Module A:

  • Neurology
  • Mental Health

Module B:

  • Gastrointestinal & Liver
  • Blood, Lymph, Cardio & Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Respiratory
  • Musculoskeletal

Module C:

  • Genitourinary
  • Endocrine
  • Reproductive, Visual and Auditory
  • Immune & Oncology

NUR 103 (8 weeks) (180 Clock Hours)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of N102 with an 84% or higher.

Module A:

  • Antepartum, Postpartum, Newborn
  • Pediatrics
  • Community, Older Adult, Palliative Care, Human Immune Deficiency Virus

Licensure

 

  • PCCTI graduates are eligible to take NCLEX-PN examination. The cost of tuition includes NCLEX-PN Exam at 1 try only.

 

PCCTI has set the goal of providing the highest quality education in a supportive and stimulating environment by hiring highly qualified faculty with considerable knowledge and experience, and varied cultural backgrounds; students will discover an excellent opportunity to enhance their knowledge at PCCTI.
This knowledge allows both the faculty and the student to incorporate educational standards with the need for individual customization that should be initiated when integrating health care and the community.

LPN Labs

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Class Schedule

Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN)-Oak Brook Campus
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon, Tues,Thurs,Fri 10AM-2PM Wednesday 7AM-3:30PM
*End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 01/05/16 *
N103 01/19/16-03/15/16 *
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday – Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM Friday 7AM-3:30PM
*End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 03/20/16 *
N103 04/03/16-06/18/16 *
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Wed,Thur 5PM – 9PM Friday 7AM-3:30PM
*End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 04/27/16 *
N103 05/09/16-07/06/16 *
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30AM – 4:30PM Friday 7AM- 3:30 PM
N101 03/06/16 * *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 03/19/16-08/27/16 *
N103 09/09/16-10/29/16 *
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Wed ,Thur 10AM – 2PM Wednesday 7AM-3:30PM
N101 05/13/16 * *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 06/13/16-10/24/16 *
N103 10/07/16-01/12/17 *
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm – 9pm Wednesday 7AM-3:30PM
N101 03/21/16–08/12/16* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 08/29/16–01/13/17*
N103 01/30/17–03/24/17 *
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM Friday 7AM-3:30PM
N101 05/13/16–10/16/16* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 11/05/16–04/02/17*
N103 04/22/17–06/17/17*
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 10am – 2pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 06/27/16–11/11/16* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 11/28/16–04/14/17*
N103 05/08/17–06/30/17*
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm – 9pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 09/19/16–02/17/17* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 03/06/17–07/21/17*
N103 08/07/17–09/29/17*
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 12/02/16 -06/04/17* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 06/24/17 -11/05/17*
N103 12/01/17 -02/03/18*
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 10am – 2pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 02/27/17–07/28/17* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 08/21/17–01/25/18*
N103 02/19/18–04/26/18*
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm – 9pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 04/10/17–03/23/18* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 04/16/18–09/21/18*
N103 10/15/18–12/21/18*
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 06/16/17 -11/19/17* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 12/16/17 -05/20/18*
N103 06/16/18 -08/19/18*
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm – 9pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 09/18/17–02/23/18* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 03/19/18–08/24/18*
N103 09/21/18–11/30/18*
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 12/08/17 -05/13/18* *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 06/09/18 -11/18/18*
N103 12/15/18 -02/24/19*

Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN)-Chicago Campus
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 10AM-2PM Wednesday 7AM-3:30PM
*End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 01/12/16
N103 01/25/16-03/21/16
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday – Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM Friday 7AM – 3:30PM
*End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 04/30/16
N103 05/07/16-07/23/16
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5PM-9PM Wednesday 7-3:30PM
N101 01/21/16 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 02/15/16-07/01/16
N103 07/11/16-09/06/16
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday – Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM Friday 7-3:30PM
N101 04/23/16 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 05/14/16-10/14/16
N103 10/22/16-12/23/16
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday&Sunday 8:30AM-4:30PM Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 03/25/16–08/28/16 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 09/24/16–02/19/17
N103 03/11/17–05/05/17
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 10am –2pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 06/13/16–11/18/16 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 12/05/16 –05/12/17
N103 05/30/17 -07/21/17
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 09/09/16-01/15/17 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 01/28/17-07/02/17
N103 07/15/17-12/17/17
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm-9pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 11/28/16-04/14/17 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 05/01/17-09/08/17
N103 09/25/17-11/17/17
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 03/24/17-09/03/17 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 09/30/17-03/04/18
N103 03/31/18-06/03/18
Day
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 10am –2pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 06/12/17 –11/17/17 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 12/11/17 –05/18/18
N103 06/11/18 -08/17/18
Weekend
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 7am-3:30pm
N101 09/15/17-02/18/18 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 03/17/18-08/19/18
N103 09/15/18-11/18/18
Evening
Days Hrs Clinical C-Hrs.
Schedule Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri 5pm-9pm Wednesday 7am-3:30pm
N101 11/13/17 -04/20/18 *End dates are tentative and are subject to change
N102 05/14/18-10/19/18
N103 11/12/18-01/25/19
Inquire about the LPN program now
Chicago: (312) 920-8822
Oak Brook: (630) 705-9999
IDFPR Nursing Info

Course Tuition: $21,995
Registration Fee: $150.00 (Non-refundable)
Application fee: $75.00 (Non-refundable)

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Hours: 1080 hours / 12 to 14 Months.