Practical Nursing (LPN) | Bolivar Technical College

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Certificate Program

The Practical Nursing program is designed to develop attitudes, skills and theoretical basis for competent entry-level practice as a Practical Nurse. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, and upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN and with approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program does not guarantee licensure (see section 335.066 RSMO).

Program Length: 3 Semesters / 48 weeks
Program start date: We take new students for this program every spring semester. We begin accepting applications for this program one year in advance.
Download or view handbook: Practical Nursing Handbook
Download or view: Gainful Employment
Prerequisites: None


Program Objectives

  • Utilize critical thinking skills.
  • Assume leadership responsibilities appropriately in stable situations.
  • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviors respectful to the client and his/her significant others.
  • Apply appropriate communication skills.
  • Implement skillful competency.
  • Apply scientific principles while implementing safe, effective, therapeutic and holistic nursing care.
  • Function cooperatively as a member of the health care team while reflecting caring, conscientious, ethical and legally accountable actions reflective of the Practical Nursing (LPN) scope of practice.

Program Schedule of Courses

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Practical Nursing (LPN) Employment Opportunities (with Licensure)

  • Hospital                                                           
  • Home Health
  • Nursing Home                                                 
  • Clinic  LPN
  • School Nurse                                                                     
  • Most medical facilities