Clinton Technical School Practical Nursing Class of 2013
Since 2010, the Clinton Technical School has offered a Practical Nursing program for post-secondary students in the area. The program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the class of 2013 has 27 students enrolled. There are three instructors in the program: Mrs. Erin Camden, RN; Ms. Constance Griffith, RN, and Mrs. Kay Anspaugh, RN. The students are currently in class 5 days a week. Beginning May 1st, students begin spending part of their week in clinicals at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Golden Living Center-Westwood, Truman Lake Manor, Windsor Healthcare and Rehab, Clinton Healthcare and Rehab, Cass Regional Medical Center, Royal Oaks Hospital, Golden Valley Daycare, Henry County Health Department, and various school districts around the county. A special thanks to those cooperating facilities.
A traditional “capping” ceremony is scheduled at the mid-point of their program on April 26 at 6:00 pm at the CHS Performing Arts Center. Graduation for the Class of 2013 is scheduled for December 14, at 10:00 a.m., also in the Performing Arts Center.
There were 24 students who completed the program in 2012. Twenty-two of those students have already sat for and past the NCLEX board tests leading to their Licensed Practical Nursing credential.
Good Luck Class of 2013.
Thank you for your interest in the Clinton Technical School Practical Nursing Program. If you are considering an exciting career in nursing, it is our sincere hope that you choose to start your path to success with us.
What is a Licensed Practical Nurse?
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) care for the sick, injured, disabled or convalescent. They bring their caring, sympathetic natures to hospitals, home health care services, nursing care facilities, physicians' offices and other health care providers and agencies.Working under the direction of physicians and RNs, LPNs attend to patients in a number of ways. Depending on the nature of their job, they might:
- Take vital signs
- Complete physical assessments
- Gather patient health information
- Prepare and deliver injections
- Complete general nursing skills
- Administer IV therapy under the rules of the MO Nurse Practice Act
- Assist patients in personal hygiene tasks
- Collect lab samples and perform routine lab tests
- Help care for and feed infants
- Teach patients and family members about good health habits
- Supervise nursing assistants and aides
LPNs also have the opportunity to continue their educations and bridge into Registered Nursing programs. The Clinton Technical School will begin the fifth class of 29 adult practical nursing students in January 2014. The application process for the 2014 Class will begin the end of May 2013.
Clinton Technical School’s Practical Nursing Program has full approval to operate by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Thank you for keeping our program in mind as you consider your career in nursing. We hope to have the 2014 PN class of 29 students and 10 alternates selected by the middle of October 2013. Please watch for upcoming information on the application process, which will include dates we are offering the TEAS exam. We urge you to be prepared for this challenging exam. Information can be obtained from: http://www.atitesting.com
. You can purchase the student guide and/or online practice assessment from the ATI website, and/or contact the PN Secretary, Beverly Dickey, to check out a copy of the TEAS study guide through our office. Our deadline for the application process is September 30, 2013. Please remember to fill out your FAFSA form at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
with the school code 016798. We are so pleased to have this opportunity to give back to nursing and assist in nurturing the future needed hands of care. We look forward to hearing from you.