Career Studies Certificate (Health Professions)

Introduction to Practical Nursing (LPN)

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Introduction to Practical Nursing (LPN)

Did you know that Practical Nursing at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to gain employment in hospitals, acute care, long-term care, schools, parish nursing, physician’s offices, and other community opportunities?. Begin your journey today to a career that provides entry into the exciting and rewarding world of health care.

This curriculum is designed to academically prepare students to apply for the restricted admissions Practical Nursing Certificate program and to gain a job ready skill in health professions. Students will either prepare to take the National Registry of EMT certification exam or prepare to work in a medical office. Students should be aware that completion of this program does not guarantee admission into the Practical Nursing Certificate program.

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 23 Hours
Time: 2 semesters

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

ADVISING

healthprofessions@virginiawestern.edu
 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
 540-857-6644
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

PROGRAM HEAD

Jill Bass, DNP, MS, RN, GCNS-BC
Program Head, Practical Nursing

Diploma – Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing, 1974
A. S. & A.A.S – Virginia Western Community College, 1984, 1988
B.A – Mary Baldwin College, 1988
B.S. – Radford University, 1995
M.S. – Radford University, 1997
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist – Board Certified, 1999
Doctorate in Nursing Practice – Case Western Reserve University, 2009
Post Masters Graduate Certificate Nursing Education – Walden University, 2016

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Martha Sullivan, Dean