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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"

Math 101 or higher – Intermediate Algebra (MATH 102) preferred
Biology 231 - Anatomy and Physiology I Biology 233L - Anatomy and Physiology I
Biology 232 – Anatomy and Physiology II Biology 234L – Anatomy and Physiology II

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

• Participation in an interview with faculty.

• 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

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. You can email the application below to the program office by hitting "Email Completed Form" at the bottom of the second page.  Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.

School of Practical Nursing Application Form  

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Certificate Hours: 49

 

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 105

Foundations of Nursing

4

LPNU 115

Nursing Foundations Clinical Lab

3

LPNU 116

Geriatrics

2

LPNU 117

Geriatrics Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 118

Introduction to Practical Nursing

3

LPNU 124

Prin of Nursing Pharmacology

2

LPNU 126

Prin of Nutrition for Nursing

1

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 120

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing I

4

LPNU 121

Adult Med-Surgical Nursing I Lab

5

LPNU 122

Maternal-Child Nursing

2

LPNU 123

Mat-Child Nursing Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 125

Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing

2

LPNU 127

Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

2

Total Semester Hours

17

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 130

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

4

LPNU 131

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II Lab

4

LPNU 132

Mental Health Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 133

Mental Health Clinical Lab

2

LPNU 138

PN: Practice, Issues, & Trends

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Evaluation Sheets

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

Articulation and Transfer Agreements

New River has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with partner institutions so that our graduating students can make a smooth transition into a four-year degree program.  This page provides a list of those partner institutions.

Articulation Area Name of Baccalaureate Institution Total Credit Hours Articulated Original Agreement
Business Admininstration/Mgt Glenville State College 64 pdf

Elementary Education

K-6/Early Education PreK-K

Glenville State College 64 pdf
Elementary Education Bluefield State College 71 pdf
Criminal Justice Administration Bluefield State College 72  
Studio Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Recreation/Tourism Management
Board of Governors
Concord University 60 pdf 
Course Articulation Marshall University 72 pdf
General Education University of Charleston 60 pdf
  Kaplan University   pdf

Legal Assisting AAS

A legal assistant is a highly skilled paraprofessional with specialized training who works under the direct supervision of an attorney. Job responsibilities require knowledge of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers and clients and include such tasks as client interviewing, case investigation, preparation of pleadings, and conduct of legal research. The Legal Assisting program was planned in accordance with the American Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education guidelines.

The complexity of legal concepts and procedures requires a demanding curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree. Legal assisting courses are usually offered in the evening so those employed may have the opportunity to enter this degree program.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Legal Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 64

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 121

Text Editing Rules & Applications

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

LAST 101

Legal Assisting

3

MATH 101

General Math (or higher)

3

Keyboarding placement in either:

3

ADOF 111

Keyboarding/Document Proc I

ADOF 112

Keyboarding/Document Proc II

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BUSN 210

Business Law/Legal Environment

3

LAST 104

Administrative Agency Advocacy

3

LAST 106

Law of Domestic Relations

3

LAST 141

WestLaw Research

1

POSC 200

American Government/Economy

3

Restricted English Elective: choose from

3

ENGL 102

Research

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

LAST 201

Business Org/Gov Relations

3

LAST 203

Estate Planning & Prob. Adm.

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 164

Criminal Procedure

3

CRMJ 212

Legal Research & Methodology

3

LAST 205

Civil Litigation

3

LAST 208

Real Estate Law

3

LAST 210

Legal Internship

3

LAST 242

Legal Machine Transcription

3

Total Semester Hours

18

Evaluation Sheet

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid

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Our goal is to help students finance their education through all available means – federal, state, local and institutional funds. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, contact any of us for help with your financial aid, regardless of the campus where you attend. You may also e-mail the Financial Aid Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Under FERPA guidelines, Financial Aid can only respond with specific account information to newriver.edu email accounts. 

 

Apply for Financial Aid:

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Quickstart Guide to Financial Aid for a brief walkthrough. When completing your application you will need to:

  • Select 2014-2015 school year
  • Use your 2013 tax information to complete application
  • New River's School Code is 039603

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Financial Aid Refunds Financial Aid 101
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Overview of Financial Aid

Wondering what all this talk of Financial Aid is? Financial aid is a grant, loan, or scholarship that is awarded on a needs basis. Some financial aid must be paid back with interest and others do not. Watch this short video to give you a better understanding and then head over to our Financial Aid Application Process page for a more detailed walkthrough on how to get started.

FAFSA Overview

What is the FAFSA?  Why should I fill it out?  Here is a great short video to help you understand. Do you need help filling it out?  Visit our Financial Aid Application Process page for a step by step guide. Still having difficulty? Contact the Financial Aid Department.

 

Degree and Certificate Programs

Advanced Skill Set Certificates | Certificate of Applied Science | Certificate of Applied Science in Technical Studies | Associates of Fine Arts Degree | Associate of Science Degree Program | Associate of Applied Science | Associate of Applied Science, Technical Studies Degree Programs 

ADVANCED SKILL SET CERTIFICATES

Accounting Data Entry Clerk

Pipe Fitting

Allied Heath

Pipe Welding

Banking And Financing Fundamentals

Pipe Welding and Pipe Fitting

Certified Customer Service Specialist

Physical Plant Welding Technician

Computer Software Application Specialist

Public Administration

Entrepreneurship

Receptionist

Hardware Specialist

Residential Energy Management Installation (Weatherization Installation)

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Residential Energy Management Diagnostics (Weatherization Diagnostics)

Logistical Management

Retail Department Manager
Medical Machine Transcriptionist Table Games
MIG Welding Technical Sales Specialist
Nail Care Technician

TIG Welding

Phlebotomy Technician Total Quality Management

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Machining Technology

CDL/Heavy Equipment

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

Diesel Service Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Bridge

Electric Distribution Engineering Technology

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

Esthetics

Paraprofessional Education

Green Entrepreneurship

Residential Energy Management (Weatherization Technology)

Horticulture

Technical Office Procedures and Skills

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Welding Technology

Licensed Practical Nurse

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
IN TECHNICAL STUDIES

Allied Health

Management & Supervisory Development

Computer Repair and Operating Systems

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

Gaming

Public Administration

Legal Office Assistant

 

ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

Arts Management

Studio Arts

Photography

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Administrative Office Management

General Education

Corrections

Law Enforcement

General Business

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Administrative Office Technology

Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)

Agriculture

Legal Assisting

Automobile Service Technology

Medical Assisting

Banking

Occupational Development: Child Care Practitioner

Board of Governors

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Computer Science: Healthcare IT Technician

Paraprofessional Education
Computer Science: Networking Operating

Physical Therapist Assistant

Cosmetology

Social Services

General Business

Residential Energy Management

Horticulture

 Welding Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, TECHNICAL
STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAMS

Casino Operations

Social Service Management

Health Information Technology

 

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