Fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, Applied Technology Services offers a one-year Practical Nursing program at the MET Center in Wellston and South Tech in Sunset Hills. This comprehensive program will prepare you to take the NCLEX-PN exam which is the final step in attaining your license as a Practical Nurse.
Nature of the Work
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
Often, LPN’s provide basic bedside care such as measuring and recording patients’ height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. To help keep patients comfortable, they also assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing, walking and might also feed patients who need help eating.
LPNs gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling. They may use this information to complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals, and they share information with registered nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient.
Most LPNs are generalists and work in all areas of health care. However, some work in a specialized setting, such as a nursing home, a doctor’s office, or in home health care. LPNs in nursing care facilities help to evaluate residents’ needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors’ offices and clinics, they may be responsible for making appointments, and performing clerical duties. LPNs who work in home health care may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.
To learn more about the Practical Nursing field (including the LPN employment outlook) from the U.S. Department of Labor (CIP Code 51.3901) click here.
LPN State Board Pass Rates
The chart below represents nationwide first-time state board pass rate data as well as data for both Applied Technology Services campuses (Met Center and STEC) and the state of Missouri.
To view the Missouri State Board Pass Rates by school click here
LPN Program Job Placement Rates
Placement Rate - The percentage of students including non-respondents (graduates we could not contact) who were employed in a related field six months after completing the PN program.
Placement Rate Adjusted - The percentage of students excluding non-respondents (graduates we could not contact) who were employed in a related field six months after completing the PN program.
LPN Student Completion Rates
* Year Groups (for example 06/07) indicate the students who started in one calendar year (2006) and completed the following calendar year (2007)
Student Loan Repayment Rate = 28.35%
The Repayment Rate is a measure of whether students who were enrolled in a Gainful Employment (GE) Program are repaying their Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan Program loans. These former students include both those who completed the educational program and those who did not. A Repayment Rate is calculated using the Title IV loan repayment activity for the most recently completed federal fiscal year. Not all loans that entered repayment are included; for example, loans that are currently in deferment due to military service or because the borrower went back to school are not included. Additionally, not all loans that are in repayment are considered satisfactory for gainful employment purposes; for example, a loan that was in default at any point is not included as satisfactory even if it has been brought current by the time the rate is measured.
Student Discretionary Debt-To-Earnings Ratio = 4.56%
Discretionary debt-to-earnings ratio is essentially annual student debt payments divided by annual discretionary income. Discretionary income is the difference between the average annual earnings of the GE Program’s completers and 150% of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guideline for a single person in the continental U.S. Only students who completed the program are included in the calculation.
Student Annual Debt-To-Earnings = 2.62%
The Student annual Debt-to-Earnings Ratio is essentially the annual student debt payments divided by annual student earnings. The Debt-to-Earnings Ratios are calculated using information from only those students who completed the GE Program. The Annual Income Debt-to-Earnings Ratios, uses the average annual earnings of the GE Program’s completers.