Licensed Practical Nursing 2017-08-17T15:42:16+00:00

Licensed Practical Nursing

Mission Statement
Our mission is to equip students with 21st century workplace skills.

Program Description
The program spans twelve months and is divided into semesters identified as PNR 101, PN 102, and PN 103. Approximately 30 students are selected annually for the August class. Theory and clinical experiences are correlated to enable the student to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet program goals. Applications will be taken November through May for the upcoming class. Entrance exams will be given on scheduled dates in Feb., Mar., Apr., and May.

Clinical Rotations
Clinical rotations occur at a variety of local agencies. These agencies include: Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Williamson Memorial Hospital, Trinity Healthcare, and The Good Shepard Community Center long term care facilities, and the Mildred Bateman Psyche Care. and others.

The Mingo Extended Learning Center School of Practical Nursing is accredited by the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Adult and Technical Education, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses, MELC is a Candidate by the Council on Occupation Education. This program is also approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Mingo County Board of Education.

Students will wear uniforms on clinical rotations.

School Hours
Classes are arranged on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Clinical hours are from 7:00a.m. to 2:30p.m., but may rotate to evenings, nights or weekends as need dictates.

Financial Assistance
Financial Aid information is available to students enrolled or enrolling in the program.

For information, please call 304-475-3347 Ext. 13 fax 304-475-3797 and ask for the financial aid advisor. The Practical Nursing Program is approved for the following: Veteran’s Benefits, WV Division of Rehabilitation, Worker’s Compensation, Pell Grant, HEAPS, and WV Workforce Investment Fund. (See Financial Aid section.)

All faculty members are Registered Professional Nurses licensed to practice, without practice restrictions, in the state of West Virginia and Kentucky . Faculty members have diverse backgrounds and experiences which lends richness to the practical nursing curriculum.

Program Costs* 2015 – August 2016
Application Fee $100.00
Tuition $2,700.00
Lab Fee $650.00
Books $1,200.00
Supplies $250.00
Club Fee $100.00
Tests/Certifications** $425.00
Activity Fee $100.00
Drug Screening and Federal and State Criminal Background Check $100.00
Uniforms $400.00
Other Administrative Cost $200.00
Total Program Costs $6,220.00

*Prices are subject to change without notice.Financial Aid consultant is available to Mingo’s students each Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 304-475-3347 Ext 13 .
Financial aid is available through the Pell Grant, WIA, Veterans, Worker’s Compensation, Rehabilitation, and Single Parent. Contact “Works for West Virginia Career Center” for WIA eligibility. Mingo Extended Learning Center does not participate in student loans. A payment plan is available to private-pay students.

** Tests include CPR, CNA, EKG, and LPN State Boards. Testing fees are subject to change.


Medical Math/Dosage calculations

Medical Terminology

Human Anatomy and Study Skills/WIN pre-test

PNR 101 (4.5 months)
Practical/Vocational Nursing I

Fundamentals of Nursing

Basic Human Anatomy


PN 102 (4.5 months)
Medical Surgical Nursing I

Obstetric Nursing

Pediatric/Maternity Nursing

Geriatric Nursing

PN 103 (3 months)
Practical/Vocational Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Mental Health Nursing

Career Opportunities
The graduate Practical Nurse will be able to perform nursing care ranging from simple to complex under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Licensed Physician. Our students find satisfying careers in the nursing field soon after graduation. Some continue their education at Southern West Virginia Community &
Technical College and work towards an associate degree in nursing seeking their RN License. Mingo County is in the Tug Valley area and we have two hospitals, several clinics, physician’s offices, and nursing homes in which our students have found great professional opportunities.

See our Melc placement plan and follow-up

Practical Nursing – 2016 Class Enrollment Information

Applications requirements and pre-entrance testing through will be available beginning January 7, 2016 to May 5, 2016.

How to begin:

  1. Download and complete the application at
  2. Submit high school transcript or GED transcript.
  3. Pay the $100 registration fee for the online TEAS-V. Practical nursing pre-entrance test at the test is given at MELC on scheduled dates and times.

Note: Applications will not be accepted without the transcript and fee. No faxes, please. Application may be mailed or hand delivered. Mail Application Fee to Mingo Extended Learning Center, 165 Bulldog Blvd, Delbarton WV 25670. The Application fee of $100 is non-refundable and is due on the scheduled Ati-test date prior to taking the test at MELC in Delbarton. Test time is given at 9:00 am on schedule test dates.

How to study for the TEAS-V test:

  • Study Guides may be purchased online at
  • You may retest on other scheduled dates, however you must pay another registration test fee.

The TEAS-V. test includes academic skills in:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English and Language Usage

The TEAS-V. Exam provides an objective measurement of each of the items listed above. It is a timed test. Admissions to the practical nursing are based on the TEAS-V results.

What are the dates for testing?
Jan. 7, 2016, Feb. 4, 2016, Mar. 3, 2016, Apr. 7, 2016, and May 5, 2016

Registration for testing must be completed by the deadline online at , _May 4, 2016.


When will you know your test results?

Test results and the status of your application will be available online using your ID and Password through ATI testing service after testing. The secretary will advise you of your next step.

What will I do if I am accepted to the Nursing Program?
After receiving the admission letter of acceptance, you will be advised to complete a letter of intent form and submit a non-refundable deposit of $200 . This deposit confirms that you want your space held and that you do intend to attend the class. The $200 deposit is due on the day of orientation includes $100 for Uniform order deposit and $100 for Drug screening and Federal and State criminal background check. All of this will be scheduled on the same date and you will be notified. This deposit is not provided by financial aid. (Revised May 28, 2015)

Other requirements of the accepted students include a physical, dental exam, immunizations, and CPR card. The costs for these requirements are not covered by the Pell Grant and must be assumed by the applicant. A very strict timeline for all physical requirements is required for admission.

What if I am not accepted to the program?
Three options are available:

  • Study and retest
  • Enroll in the Medical Office Program (new semesters begin each August and January) Completing this program will assure you a seat in the practical nursing program the following year.
  • Enroll in evening classes in Phlebotomy, CNA, or EKG (August , January, and May)

What about financial aid?
Complete a FAFSA on line. Mingo code is 042124. (PELL GRANT)

Our Counselor and Financial Aid Advisor, is available to assist you each Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each week.

Other forms of financial aid:
WV Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 304-752-0530
WV Rehabilitation 304-797-7060 Veterans

WV Division of Veterans Assistance, Office of Secretary, 1514-B Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311.

Mingo does not participate in the student loan program. Mingo has a monthly payment plan.

What do I do if I have other college credits in nursing?
We will only need a copy of your college transcript when you are accepted into the program. College credit will be reviewed by the nursing department. Credit is given upon the discretion of the department.

Who will I call for specific questions?
Ms. Kristi Parsley Adams, Financial Aid Advisor/Counselor 304-475-3347 Ext. 13
Mr. Michael T. Williamson LPN Coordinator 304-475-3347 Ext.39
Mr. Don Roberson, Workforce Investment Act 304-752-0530
Mr. Earnest Martin WV Rehabilitation 304-792-7060

Click the link below to download an application

MELC Application for Admission

Admissions Policy