Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The Licensed Practical Nurse program is going through several important changes. Find out more at rtc.edu/nursing-changes


Enrollment Point: Not currently enrolling new students.


Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
N/A
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
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Projected Growth: 
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Annual Job Openings: 
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These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Not currently accepting new students

Not currently accepting new students


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Various


Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Required before entry were: General Biology course, Anatomy and Physiology course, Math for Health Sciences course or its equivalent, Medical Terminology course, Human Nutrition course, and a current, valid and unencumbered license as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the State of Washington.
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specified health requirements in compliance with the Center for Disease Control Guidelines.
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness, is required for participation in the clinical portion of the program.
  • Ability to pass the national Criminal background Check.

Course Information

Core Courses:

 

NURS 100

Fundamentals of Nursing

3

NURS 108

Medical/Surgical I

5

NURS 109

Medical/Surgical I Lab/Practicum

7

NURS 110

Pharmacology I

3

NURS 114

Pharmacology II

3

NURS 115

Maternal/Child Nursing

3

NURS 117

Maternal/Child Lab/Practicum

1

NURS 118

Medical/Surgical Nursing II

5

NURS 119

Medical/Surgical Nursing II Lab/Practicum

5

NURS 120

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

2

NURS 121

Psychiatric/Mental Health Practicum

1

NURS 130

Clinical Skills Open Lab I

1

NURS 172

Interpersonal Communication

3

NURS 183

Legal Aspects/Professional Development

2

NURS 195

Internship I

1

NURS 196

Internship II

5

NURS 197

Internship III

5

NURS 198

Selected Services/Preceptorship

2

 

Total Core

57

 

Prerequisites:

 

BIO 210

Microbiology

5

BIO 220

Human Anatomy and Physiology

5

CHEM 120

Chemistry

5

ENG 101

English Composition

5

HLTH 105

Medical Terminology

3

MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

4

MATH 110

College Algebra

5

NUTR 150

Human Nutrition

5

PSYC 101

General Psychology

5

NA 500

Nursing Assistant Certificate

11

 

Total Prerequisites

53

 

Total Program Credits

110


Program Outcomes

  • Provide safe, competent, effective and efficient care for individuals and groups of patients across the life span;
  • Practice within ethical and legal framework consistent with the licensing laws, the college’s “Code of Conduct”, the ANA Code of Ethics, and standards of nursing practice;
  • Demonstrate the ability to be successful on the National Council Licensing Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN exam)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medication knowledge, calculation, and administration;
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills, such as: listening, speaking, writing and selecting appropriate communication methods;
  • Demonstrate Effective communication as a team member and leader, including delegation of nursing interventions and supervision of assistive personnel;
  • Demonstrate organizational skills: problem solving, prioritizing, planning and goal setting;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills;
  • Implement therapeutic interventions using the nursing process;
  • Document assessment findings and care given in a clear, logical and legal manner;
  • Demonstrate good work ethics, I.e., initiative, dependability and honesty.
  • Demonstrate essential computer skills to work in the medical field.

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