Practical Nursing Diploma Program
Receive your Practical Nursing Diploma in as little as 12 months. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN)
Currently there is a nursing shortage which can help graduates with job opportunities, job stability and good pay. Practical Nursing Salaries in Dayton, OH: $33,692 – $48,093
At OIAH, our Nursing Education program integrates holistic perspectives into standard nursing practices. Our practical nursing program prepares the student for the National Council Licensures Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to become an LPN.
The OIAH Practical Nurse (PN) diploma offers a unique holistic focus to the standard Nursing program. Our students learn about today’s fast growing complementary and alternative techniques, as well as learn hands-on techniques to utilize in your future career as a PN! In just four quarters you can receive your diploma!
The PN program prepares the graduate to competently and safely provide basic nursing care within the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act mandated scope of practice for selected clients in various structured health care settings. The traditional practice role of the PN has been at the bedside providing routine maintenance medications and treatments for hemodynamically stable clients or general data collection and lifestyle teaching in physician offices. As the nursing shortage intensifies, the current PN role and responsibilities will continue to shift to meet client needs according to the established plan of care.
This competency-based program is 10 instructional months in length and incorporates the nursing process as a teaching/learning tool. The student will have opportunity to learn about nursing concepts and skills in a familiar classroom environment as well as through textbooks and online learning modalities. In addition, students will practice simulated experiences in the skills lab and perform competencies in the actual care environment under the supervision of an experienced registered nurse.
Successful completion of the first 12 months of the Nursing Education Program will lead to a diploma and eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).