School of Practice Nursing 2017-03-15T01:31:39+00:00

School of Practical Nursing

This course offers a variety of attractive career opportunities.  Duties and roles may vary according to the setting.  Students are thoroughly prepared to hold positions in nursing homes, doctors’ offices, hospitals, home health and private duty.  As an L.P.N., you will have such direct responsibilities as giving medications and treatments, reporting and recording patients’ responses, direct bedside care, and working in a team relationship with registered nurses, physicians and/or dentists.

After graduation, you will be required to pass the West Virginia State Board of Examination for L.P.N.s.  This Board reserves the right to refuse to admit applicants to the licensure  examination that have been convicted of a crime, habitually intemperate, addicted to use of habit-forming drugs, or mentally incompetent.

Mingo County School of Practical Nursing is located  at 165 Bulldog Blvd., Delbarton WV 25670.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

∙ Have a completed application on file, have high school transcript or proof of GED on file, and have required references on file.

∙ Must complete a pre-entrance exam with a minimum recommended score of 55% or a score determined by the Mingo Extended Learning Center School of Practical Nursing. Go to website then select ATI Products Solutions, then under Pre-Nursing School click Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), then click Register for the TEAS V test.

∙ Complete a personal interview with nursing faculty and be recommended for selection.

∙ Must complete a pre-entrance physical, a PPD or chest x-ray, immunizations as recommended by the Center for Disease Control, Rubella Titer (vaccine required if negative), and a dental examination.  Must complete a drug/alcohol screen.  Receipt of results indicating  the presence of any amount of any substance for which the student has NO legal, valid prescription and/or for a non-prescription substance not declared prior to the drug/alcohol screen shall be grounds for immediate dismissal. Applicants must  submit to a Criminal History Records Check at this time.

∙ Have evidence of good physical and mental health. Must be physically active and able to lift 50 pounds frequently.

∙ Students must take a pre-entrance elective class which includes; medical math, Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Study Skills, and CPR. Students who have transcript verification and a grade of 80% will be exempt from the Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy sessions. Students that have an active CPR card will be exempt from the CPR portion of the class. We teach this course beginning July 28, 2015. Attendance is mandatory. Students will review basic foundation fundamentals of nursing, calculation of medication dosages, and improve study skills. Students will complete the WIN pre-test and do activities that develop skills in reading for information, applied math, and locating information.

The program is designed for 1350 clock hours over a twelve-month period.  We divide the curriculum into three phases.  Courses include the following:

Phase I:

Personal Vocational Relationship – Aids the student in the transition of roles from  a lay person to a nurse.  We include ethics and legal aspects of nursing.  The student will learn the role of the L.P.N. in community health and make students aware of healthcare needs that they provide to the public.  The course aids the student in under-standing the basic social, physical and emotional needs of  the  patient  and  teaches the student  basic  skills of communications using verbal and nonverbal forms of behavior.

Fundamentals of Nursing – we teach students the technical procedures involved in caring for the hospitalized patient.

Anatomy and PhysiologyThe student is taught the structure and functions of the framework and organs that comprise the human body.

PharmacologyStudents, under supervision, give oral, injectable and other forms of medications in the clinical area.

Nutrition Fundamentals of nutrition is included with diet therapy.

Medical Surgical NursingDifferent body systems with respect to illness, injury and health care are studied.  Pharmacology and nutrition are integrated as they pertain to the body systems.

Phase II:

Medical Surgical Nursing, Integrated  Anatomy, Nutrition, and Pharmacology Continue

Obstetrics Pre-natal care, labor and delivery, postpartum care of the mother and care of the newborn are studied in class while students are rotated through the clinical facilities.

Geriatrics NursingVarious aspects of elder  care are taught including physical and  psychological aspects and illnesses common to the elderly.  Clinical experience is provided in the area nursing home and skilled nursing facility.

Phase III:

Psychiatric Nursing – Deals with the mental health concepts and deviations that result in mental illness.  Clinical experience is provided at Highlands Hospital in Charleston, WV.

Pediatric NursingNormal growth and development  of the child from birth through adolescence are studied.  Students provide care to an ill child in the hospital and to the heathy and disabled child in other settings.

Medical Surgical Nursing Continued

Personal Vocational Relationships II  – A course teaching the student career  opportunities and responsibilities, job seeking and keeping skills.

The staff feels that the philosophy of the Mingo Extended Learning Center School of Practical Nursing is consistent with the overall philosophy of Mingo Extended Learning Center.

The basic philosophy of the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at the Center is to develop in each student a desire to help restore each patient to the best physical, mental and emotional health possible.

Nursing is the art and science of caring.  The nurse’s role is to assist mankind with his health care needs.  These needs include promotion of wellness, administration of care during illness, rehabilitation from disability and support of death with dignity.  Practical nursing is an essential part of nursing and contributes significantly to the health care of mankind.

The practical nurse utilizes the nursing process to render safe and effective physical and emotional care under the supervision of qualified nursing or medical personnel.

Learning is a dynamic and continuous process.  Learning experiences are structured to proceed from simple to complex.  The teaching – learning process is a vehicle for the acquisition of knowledge.  The student must assure the active role of learner with the instructor as the facilitator of learning.  Learning is enhanced by a structured environment that recognizes individual difference, encourages critical thinking and facilitates self-understanding.

Practical Nursing education is an active process that incorporates cognitive as well as psychomotor skills in a variety of settings under qualified supervision.  Nursing education’s primary goal is the development of a nurse with a strong theoretical base as well as competent clinical skills.

Graduates are valued members of the health care team.  Faculty strive to keep abreast of current changes in society’s health care trends in order to serve as role models and keep learning up to date.  Students are encouraged to continue learning after graduation as they strive for continued excellence in their profession.


Practical Nursing Cost

Application Fee $100
Background and Drug screening $100
Tuition $2970
Books $1200 *
Lab Fee $650
Uniforms and nurse kit $400
License and Certification fees $425
HOSA Club fee $100
Other Administrative cost $200
Total Cost to be paid to School $6045

*subject to change


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