Licensed Practical Nurse CAS

The Practical Nursing program is an intensive eleven month certificate program designed to prepare students to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure.

Admission to the School of Practical Nursing is dependent upon successful completion of the following requirements.

• Prerequisite College Courses to include:

English 101 - minimum grade of "C"

•  Must be eligible to take college level math.

• Completion of the HESI Pre-Admission – PN Examination within established standards.

• Submission of a completed New River School of Practical Nursing Medical History and Physical Examination, including documentation of all required immunizations and laboratory tests.

• Negative Drug Screen

• Acceptable Criminal Background Check

 

 

Student Application to the School of Practical Nursing Program

Applications for Admission to the School of Practical Nursing must be submitted to the Director of the School of Practical Nursing prior to the end of the semester preceding program entry. This application differs from the Application for Admissions initially completed to enter the College.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING APPLICATION FORM.  Print the application form and complete all sections including the essay section.  The completed application may be mailed to: School of Practical Nuring, ATTN: Tina Bryant, 6101 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651.  Completed applications may also be personally submitted to the Office of the Director of the School of Practical Nursing located at the Allied Health Training Center, 818 Northside Drive, Summersville, WV  26651.

Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.  If you should need guidance in completing the application process, please call 304-883-2481.


 

REQUIRED COURSES

Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Certificate Hours: 39

 

Program Pre-Requisite: English 101 - minimum grade of "C"
 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 105

Foundations of Nursing

8

LPNU 116

Geriatrics

2

LPNU 118

Introduction to Practical Nursing

1

LPNU 126

Principles of Nutrition for Nursing

1

 

Total Semester Hours

12

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 120

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing I

7

LPNU 122

Maternal Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 124 Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing I 1

LPNU 127

Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

1

LPNU 128 PN: Practice, Issues & Trends I 1
 

Total Semester Hours

12

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 125 Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing II 1

LPNU 130

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

6

LPNU 132

Mental Health Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 134 Pediatric Nursing for PN 2

LPNU 138

PN: Practice, Issues, & Trends II

1

 

Total Semester Hours

12

Evaluation Sheets

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 


 

Gainful Employment Information

Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)

COST

Q.           How much will this program cost me?

A.            Tuition and fees:                                                              $6,160.00

                Books and supplies:                                                        $2,286.00

                On-campus room & Board:                                          Not offered

FINANCING

Q.           What are my financing options to pay for the program?

A.            In addition to an grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 85.3% of graduates (2010-2011) used loans to finance their education (tuition and fees, books and supplies and funds including educational costs allowed for living expenses, transportation/personal allowance). The median debt* for program graduates was by year:

                2010-2011                                                                            $2,766.00

                *Median loan debt from Title IV only-No completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.

SUCCESS

Q.           How long will it take me to complete this program?

A.            The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. The percent of graduates from this program that finished in this time by year are:

                2010-2011                                                                            100%

Q.           What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A.            The job placement rate** for students who complete the program is by year:

                2010-2011                                                                            Data calculation will be provided by The National Center for Educational Statistics at a future date

Click on these links for more information on jobs related to this program:

SOC CODE: 29-2061.00

General Studies AS

The Associate of Science Degree in General Studies is offered as a two-year degree program designed to meet the needs of a variety of students including those who enter New River Community and Technical College without a specific major in mind, those who wish to take the courses necessary to transfer with junior status, or those who plan to attend college for only two years at the present but intend to pursue a four-year degree at a later date.  For further information contact Lucie Refsland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-647-6578 or Nancy Wemm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-883-2439.


REQUIRED COURSES

General Education

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 101

General Math (or higher)

3

 

Social Science/ History Course

3

 

Science and LAB Course

4

 

General Elective

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102

Research

3

 

Social Science/ History Course

3

 

Science and LAB Course

4

 

General Elective

3

 HLTH 100 Basic Health     1
 

Total Semester Hours

14

*Choose from statistics, computer programming, or software application courses.

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

 

Literature Course

3

 

Social Science/ History Course

3

SPCH 208

Fundementals Of Speech

3

 

General Electives (200-level or above)

6

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

Social Science/ History Course

3

 

General Electives (200-level or above)

9

 

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigations AS

The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare New River Community and Technical College students for introductory-level careers in the field of criminal justice. There are 3 different concentrations: Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Investigations.  For further information, contact Gerald Hough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-883-2434.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Forensic Investigations

Total Degree Hours: 62

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 151

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

PSYC 103 or SOCI 210

General Psychology or Principles of Sociology

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 109

Algebra

3

     

Restricted Elective: choose from

3

BUSN 130

Microsoft Word & PowerPoint or

 

BUSN 230

Desktop Publishing & Presentations

 

BUSN 245/255 or Any COSC

Microsoft Excel/Microsoft Access/Any COSC course

 
 

Total Semester Hours

15

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

CRMJ 208

Criminology

3

     
     

Restricted Elective: choose from

3

HIST 105/106/POSC 200

American History/American History/American Government and Economy

 

PSYC 238/240

Social Psychology or Theories of Personality

 
SOCI 223

Social Deviance

3

PHSC 101

Physical Science Survey

3

PHSC 103L

Physical Science Survey Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 


Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 164

Criminal Procedures and Evidence

3

CRMJ 221

American Correctional Systems

3

MATH 210

Elementary Statistics

3

CHEM 101

General Chemistry

3

CHEM 103L

General Chemistry Lab

1
 POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

 

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 232

Criminal Justice Writing/Communications

3

CRMJ 155

Introduction to Forensic Investigations

3

SOCI 295

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

CHEM 102

General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 104L

General Chemistry Lab

1

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

2
 

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement AS

 

The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare New River Community and Technical College students for introductory-level careers in the field of criminal justice. There are 3 different concentrations: Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Investigations.  For further information, contact Gerald Hough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-883-2434.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Law Enforcement

Total Degree Hours: 66

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 151

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

MATH 101

General Mathematics

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

SOCI 210/PSYC 103

Principles of Sociology/General Psychology

3

 

 

 

Restricted Core D Elective: choose from

3

BUSN 130

MS Word & PowerPoint

 

BUSN 230

Desktop Publishing & Presentations

 

BUSN 245/255

MS Excel/Access or Any COSC Course

 
 

Total Semester Hours

15

*Choose from computer programming or software application courses.

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

CRMJ 208

Criminology

3

Restricted Elective: choose from

3

HIST 105

American History

 

HIST 106

American History

 

POSC 200

American Government and Economy

 

Restricted Elective: choose from

3

PSYC 238

Social Psychology

 

PSYC 240

Theories of Personality

 

SOCI 223

Social Deviance

 
 

Total Semester Hours

15

  


Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

CRMJ 170

Police and Community Relations

3

CRMJ 221 American Correctional Systems

3

CRMJ 215

Criminal Investigation

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

2

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 232

Criminal Justice Writing and Communication

3

CRMJ 252

Subst. Abuse/Crim. Justice Sys

3

CRMJ 280

Police Organization and Admin

3

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

2

PHSC 101

Physical Science Survey

3

PHSC 103L

Physical Science Survey Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

15

*This course may be replaced with restricted electives

approved by the Criminal Justice faculty.

 

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice: Corrections

The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare New River Community and Technical College students for introductory-level careers in the field of criminal justice. There are 3 different concentrations: Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Investigations.  For further information, contact Gerald Hough at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-883-2434.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Corrections

Total Degree Hours: 60

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 151

Intro to Criminal Justice

3

PSYC 103 or SOCI 210

General Psychology or Principles of Sociology

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

MATH 101

General Mathematics

3

   

 

Restricted Elective: choose from

3

BUSN 130

Microsoft Word & PowerPoint or

 

BUSN 230

Desktop Publishing & Presentations

 

BUSN 245/255 or Any COSC

Microsoft Excel/Microsoft Access/Any COSC course

 
 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

CRMJ 208

Criminology

3

     
     

Restricted  Elective: choose from

3

HIST 105/106/POSC 200

American History/American History/American Government and Economy

 3

PSYC 238/240

Social Psychology or Theories of Personality

 3
SOCI 223

Social Deviance

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 


Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 164

Criminal Procedures and Evidence

3

CRMJ 210

Correctional Management

3

CRMJ 221

American Correctional Systems

3

SOCI 224

Marriage and Family Relations

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

 3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 232

Criminal Justice Writing/Communications

3

CRMJ 292

Juvenile Delinquency

3

CRMJ 252

Substance Abuse and the Criminal Justice System

3

PHSC 101

Physical Science Survey

 3

PHSC 103L

Physical Science Survey Lab

 1

HLTH 201

Safety and First Aid

 2
 

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheet

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

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