LPN Programs Fairfax, VA

As a licensed practical nurse, you will function as a vital member of the patient care team in various health care settings. You’ll provide care at the bedside of patients administering medications, dressing wounds, measuring and recording vital signs, assisting with personal care and grooming, collecting lab samples for diagnostic tests, observing patients, starting IVs, and counseling patients. Your duties may also include monitoring food intake, assembling equipment for use, offering encouragement and support, updating health records, managing the inventory of supplies, coordinating patient referrals, completing verbal orders, and supervising certified nursing assistants. LPNs perform these and other duties under the direction of a registered nurse or physician.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for practical nurses is expected to increase 12% from 2016 to 2026. The Virginia Board of Nursing oversees the LPN programs and licensure in Virginia.

Medical Learning Center

Medical Learning Center’s Practical Nurse Program prepares students to sit and pass the NCLEX-PN to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Those who pass the exam will qualify for entry-level employment in various health care settings where they will care for a diverse clientele and contribute to the advancement of the profession. The curriculum comprises of 1400 contact hours of instruction – 1000 hours in the classroom and lab and 400 contact hours in a clinical setting. Course topics include Fundamentals of Nursing, Principles and Practices in Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Geriatric Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Mental. During the third semester, students will study Maternal Newborn Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing II, and Professional Preparation. Instructors will also cover a review session for the NCLEX for Practical Nurses. The review will follow the test plan’s four major client needs categories – safe and effective care environment, psychosocial integrity, health promotion and maintenance, and physiology integrity. Medical Learning Center offers day, evening and weekend classes for students’ convenience. The day class meets Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the classroom and on Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for the clinical sessions. The evening class meets Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the classroom and Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm for the clinical experience. The weekend class meets Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Clinical sessions are every alternate weekend and take place from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The duration of the program is 12 months for the day and evening class and 16 months for the weekend class.

Admission criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a valid ID and social security card
  • A high school diploma and transcript, GED equivalent, or college degree
  • Submit to character references
  • Take and pass an entrance evaluation – $100 non-refundable
  • Take and pass a criminal background check and drug screening
  • Provide documentation of professional liability insurance
  • Provide proof of immunizations – HBV, PPD skin test or chest x-ray
  • Attend an interview with the Admissions Committee
  • Submit a completed application and non-refundable fee of $50

The total cost of the program is $12,985 and includes the application fee, tuition, books, technology fee, lab supplies fee, liability insurance, uniform, educational support fee, and NCLEX-PN review fee. An interest fee payment plan is available for all students.

Website: http://www.medicallearningcenterva.com/practical-nurse-program/
Address: 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 400, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Phone: (703) 573-2331
Fax: (703) 573-2533
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: N/A

Lord Fairfax Community College

The Licensed Practical Nursing Program at LFCC is a rigorous program that prepares students for a career in nursing. Students must complete 49 credits to graduate from the program. Course modules include College Composition I, Orientation to Health Professions, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing in Health Changes I, Applied Pharmacology for PN, Developmental Psychology, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Care of Maternal Newborn and Pediatrics, and Nursing in Health Changes II. Third semester topics include Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing in Health Changes IV, and Intro to Supervision/Management for Practical Nurses. Program graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for state licensure. The program is designed to be completed in three semesters – one year. Candidates are selected based on there ability to meet the requirements.

Admission criteria:

  • Submit a completed application to LFCC and to the nursing program
  • Take LFCC placement test to determine the need for completing developmental work
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Meet the computer competencies – review and sign the Essential Computer Competency Checklist
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher based on the 12 most recent college credits or high school units
  • Complete and pass the HESI admission assessment exam – scores must be within the 45th percentile for each component including reading comprehension, math, anatomy and physiology, critical thinking, and composite score
  • Evidence of a current CNA license
  • Official transcripts for any transfer credit
  • Submit a completed physical history and examination including immunizations
  • Provide documentation of CPR by the American Heart Association
  • Complete a criminal background check and drug screen at a designated vendor
  • Sign a statement releasing clinical agencies and employees, LFCC, and the Commonwealth of Virginia from any liability from injury or death arising from the agreement between the facility and nursing program
  • Have current health insurance – must be maintained for the duration of the program

In-state tuition costs $7,058. Books and supplies cost an additional $2,270.

Website: https://lfcc.edu/nursing/pn-students/pn-certificate/practical-nursing/
Address: 6480 College St., Warrenton, VA 20187-8820
Phone: 540-351-1505
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100%

Ultimate Health School

Ultimate Health School facilitates a practical nursing program comprising of 1344 clock hours of classroom instruction and clinical practice at a nursing facility. The training is geared to equip adults with the technical skills and knowledge to function as competent nurses in acute, long-term and ambulatory settings. Course topics will include fundamentals of nursing, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical surgical nursing, mental health nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child nursing, pediatrics, diet and nutrition therapy. Morning, evening and weekend schedules are available. The morning class meets Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The evening schedule meets Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The weekend schedule meets Fridays from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Admission criteria:

  • A high school diploma, GED or college degree
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass an entrance assessment – non-refundable fee is $50
  • Attend a personal interview with the admissions team – present all original copies of required documents during the interview
  • Submit a personal and professional reference
  • Provide documentation of up-to-date immunization
  • Pass a national criminal background check and drug test
  • Provide a valid ID and social security card
  • Have current CPR certification from Red Cross of American Heart Association
  • Submit a completed application and non-refundable fee of $100

The cost of tuition is $9,620.50. Other expenses include professional liability insurance, nurse in a bag, technology fee, laboratory and equipment fee, and educational support fee.

Website: https://www.ultimatehealthschool.com/practical-nursing-program-lpn
Address: 7839 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: (571) 379-7045
Alt: (703) 933-9430
Fax: (571) 208-0513
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 87%

Prince William County Public Schools

The School of Practical Nursing at Prince William County Public Schools caters to high school seniors and adults. The classroom and clinical components each cover 9 months giving a completion time of 18 months. Students will complete the classroom requirements at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas. Course modules include Personal and Vocational Relationships, Growth and Development, Fundamentals of Nursing, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Fundamentals, Mental Health, Geriatrics, Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternity and Pediatrics, Leadership/ Preceptorship, and Community Health. The clinical phase of the program will require active participation in patient care at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Westminister at Lakeridge, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and other clinical sites. The clinical experience will begin in September and is available only to students who successfully complete the classroom activities. Clinical sessions typically last 6 to 10 based on the requirements of the clinical site. Program graduates will be eligible to sit the NCLEX-PN for state licensure and to assume entry-level positions in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and other health care facilities. Residents of Prince William County will receive priority in the admissions process.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have completed junior year – for high school applicants
  • Have a high school diploma or GED – for adult applicants
  • Demonstrate an interest in nursing and be able to work well with others
  • Be in good health
  • Provide documentation of all the required immunizations
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • Obtain acceptable scores on the pre-admission assessments
  • Attend a personal interview

The cost of attendance is free of high school students during the classroom component of the program. They will need to purchase books and pay the required tuition during the clinical phase. The cost of tuition for adult students is $7,500. Additional expenses include books, uniforms, laboratory fee, ATI testing, and review class fee. Out-of-county residents will be assessed an additional $200 for tuition. The program is not eligible for FAFSA.

Website: https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/practical_nursing
Address: 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, Virginia 20112
Phone: 703-791-7200
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 92.9%

Fairfax County Public Schools

The School of Practical Nursing in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) caters to high school seniors and adults from Fairfax County. The 18-month program is divided into 9 months in the classroom followed by 9 months in a health care facility. Level one of the program includes study in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, nursing fundamentals, growth and development, medical mathematics, and nutrition I. Classes meet Monday through Friday from approximately 90 minutes for the duration of the school year. Level two combines academics with clinical practice. Students must pass level one before applying for level two. Classes meet Monday through Friday including the 2 to 3 days assigned for the clinical rotation. Classroom sessions are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The clinical rotations from scheduled from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm based on the medical facility. Areas of study include medical surgical nursing, maternal child health, mental health II, and geriatrics. Students enrolled in the program may apply to take the State Nurse Aide exam for Nurse Aide certification after completing level one and 40 hours of clinical practice in level two of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure and employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse. They can use the training to apply for advanced placement in a registered nursing program. The deadline for applications is the first Monday in April for September admission.

Admission criteria:

  • Provide a valid state ID and social security card
  • Complete the identification statement
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS-PN exam
  • Provide official high school transcript or GED certificate – adult candidates
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • Provide documentation of immunizations
  • Provide documentation of health insurance
  • High school applicants must have passed algebra I and biology before applying to Level I

Level one tuition is free for high school students.

Website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/career-and-technical-education-cte/practical-nursing
Address: 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-658-1201
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 92.3%

Standard Healthcare Services, Inc. – College Of Nursing

The Practical Nursing Education Program at Standard Healthcare Services, Inc leads to a Practical Nursing Diploma that will grant students the eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN. Graduates will be prepared to provide nursing care to culturally diverse patients of all ages. The curriculum includes general education courses, support courses, and nursing coursework. Instructors will use teaching methods such as audiovisual media, case studies, field trips, oral exercises, self-study, role playing, and tests and quizzes to deliver the course content. The program will include 1350 contact hours of instruction – 950 hours in the classroom and lab and 400 hours in a health care facility. Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, foundations of nursing skills and concepts, clinical practicum I, pharmacology, adult health, medical surgical nursing, clinical practicum II (physiological integrity), mental health nursing (skills and concepts), maternal newborn nursing, pediatric nursing skills and concepts, clinical practicum III (physiological and psychological integrity across the lifespan), and integrated nursing concepts. Graduates will be capable of using evidence-based practice in nursing care, communicate effectively with patients and team members, use legal and ethical accountability in practice, have a positive influence on the profession, and commit to continued learning.

Admission criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED
  • Official college transcript – if available
  • Obtain a passing score the standard entrance exam
  • Submit three written references – one from a supervisor and two character references from persons that are not family members.

The total cost of attendance is $19,225 and includes tuition, clinical fee, technology fee, resource fee, lab supply, liability insurance, ATI package supplies, books, background check, uniform, drug test, and graduation fee.

Website: http://www.standardcollege.edu/academics/practical-nursing-program/
Address: 7704 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1000, Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-891-1787
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 86.3%

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