Program Training Plan
Enrollment Available to: Adults ONLY
This program will prepare students to function at the first level of nursing in a variety of health care settings. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with clinical experiences. Students who complete the Practical Nursing Program will receive a Certificate of Proficiency from MATC, while being prepared to pass the NCLEX-PN exam and work as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students may have the opportunity to apply for admission into advanced entry registered nursing programs. This nursing education program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Thanksgiving Point Campus
|Adult Cost||$1,800 Tuition + $1,065 Fees = $2,865.00|
|Extra Supply Cost||Please reference the MATC PN Application packet online for a detailed breakdown of additional cost requirements for textbooks, scrubs, equipment, etc.|
|Avg. Starting Wage||$38,140 Yearly ($18.34 /hr.)|
|Certifications||MATC Certificate of Completion (COC) in Practical Nursing (PN); Industry Certifications: • CPR/First Aid Certification • Preparation for Utah State LPN Licensure Exam|
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION AND DEADLINES:
Students must be at least 18 years old.
A point system will be used to facilitate candidate selection. MATC accepts 24 students per session.
2013 - 2014 Session Dates:
Fall 2013: August 21, 2012 - May 23, 2013
Spring 2014: January 14, 2014 - December 19, 2014 (no class during summer months)
Fall 2014: August 2014 - May 2015 (official dates not yet available)
Application (download) for the Fall 2013 program start date are due between:
• March 1, 2013 and May 15, 2013
Application for the Spring 2014 program start date are due between:
• September 9, 2013 and November 1, 2013
Application for the Fall 2014 program start date are due between:
• March 1, 2014 and May 16, 2015
Application packets will be available at mlatc.edu, under the Practical Nursing (PN) Program web page; or for pick up at MATC Thanksgiving Point Student Services. For additional information, e-mail the Nursing Department at: email@example.com
(Please note: enrollment deadlines are subject to change. Students may check www.mlatc.edu or contact the MATC Nursing Department to verify dates)
Download the Practical Nursing Student Handbook here.
Program Length900 Hour Program • 9 - 12 Months (2 semester + Clinicals)
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.
• Immunizations: current TB test, 2 MMR’s, varicella or evidence of chicken pox, Hepatitis B series, current Influenza and current Tdap.
• Must have a current Nursing Assistant certification (CNA).
• Must have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer through American Red Cross or Health Care Provider Course through American Heart Association.
• Must have completed all college course prerequisites.
College Course Prerequisites:
College courses below must be completed prior to beginning the PN program. Credits must be transferable to other state schools, and must be completed with a B- grade or higher:
(Anatomy and Physiology must have been taken within the last 5 years.)
• English 1010 (or higher) • Math 1010 (or higher)
• Anatomy (with Lab) • Physiology (with Lab)
Additional recommended courses (extra point per completed course in the application selection process). These courses must be completed prior to application with a C+ or higher.
• Psychology/Human Growth and Development
• Biology or Microbiology
• Chemistry/Bio or Organic
• English 2010
ESL students may have additional requirements.
2013 Fall Practical Nursing Schedule
|Thanksgiving Point||Aug. 21, 2013 -- May 23, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||7am -- 4pm|
2014 Spring Practical Nurse Session Schedule
|Thanksgiving Point||Jan. 14, 2014 -- Dec. 19, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||7am -- 4pm|
Note: Spring Session will have a break for the summer months (no class June – July)
Important: Students should have open availability; class times may vary based on clinical site availability.
• Upon acceptance to the PN Program, students will be responsible to provide documentation of immunization records, CPR certification, and official transcripts. They must also submit a clear background check and drug screen. Final admission and registration will be contingent upon fulfilling these requirements.
THE PRACTICAL NURSE PROFESSION:
Licensed practical nurses (known as LPNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Licensed Practical Nurses work in settings such as nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes. LPNs often wear scrubs, a type of medical clothing that usually consists of a V-neck shirt and drawstring pants. Nurses must often be on their feet for much of the day and may have to help lift patients who have trouble moving in bed, standing, or walking. These duties can be stressful, as can working with ill and injured people.
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