On Saturday, December 13, 2014, twenty-one practical nursing students graduated at the Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to Emily Ashley, Amy Bauer, Taylor Bishop, Felicia Foster, Tory Lange, Kendra Loman, Glorya McQuitty, Sara Mitchel, Kylei Peacock, Anna Reed, Molly Rozier, Kellee Sander, Cortney Shaffer, Heather Smith, Nicole Stanton, Michelle Steckline, Tabitha Thomas, Timber Wainscott, and Mackenzie Walters. Also pictured are Instructors: Erin Camden, Connie Griffith, and Chelsea Shumate.
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.
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 2015 PN class of 29 students and 10 alternates selected by the end of October 2014. 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. 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.