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Karen Daniel - Program Coordinator
Approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the State Department of Education
Classes begin: August 21, 2023
Graduation: July 1, 2024
The role of the practical nurse is to provide quality care in all nursing situations with minimum and direct supervision and direction from a registered professional nurse and/or licensed physician.
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare students to become competent licensed practical nurses that provide safe and quality care to individuals, families, and communities in a wide variety of health care settings within a culturally diverse society.
Philosophy of the program:
- The faculty of the Lex La-Ray Technical Center Practical Nursing Program believes and functions in accordance with the stated philosophy of the Lexington, Missouri R-V School District.
- The role of the practical nurse is to provide quality care in all nursing situations with minimum and direct supervision and direction from a registered professional nurse and /or a licensed physician.
- We believe that due to the role of the practical nurse in the health community, the core of the education of this nurse must be integrated curriculum based on the biological and behavioral sciences with development of interpersonal relationships, assisting in the development of an individual plan of care, and recognizing changes in the condition of the client indicating the need for professional assistance.
- We believe in human dignity of each individual and respecting cultural and ethnic diversity.
- We believe that the Lex La-Ray Practical Nursing Program should continue to be strengthened, improved and expanded in accordance with the needs of our community and Practical Nursing Education.
- We believe in a policy of non-discrimination regarding sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin or handicap, as specified by federal and state laws and regulation.
Objectives of the program:
- Upon completion of the Lex La-Ray Technical Center Practical Nursing Program, the graduate Practical Nurse will be able to:
- Practice nursing that is client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychological and spiritual needs of clients.
- Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of care.
- Use current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgement.
- Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
- Provide a safe environment for clients, self, and others.
- Use information technology in the provision of client care.
- Provide selected health-related education with guidance.
- Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, legal manner.
- Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate and may be qualified to apply to take the national licensure exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX- PN). Successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program does not guarantee eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam. Refer to Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section 335.066 and Missouri State Board of Nursing License Requirements 335.046
Submit completed documents as listed below by 4:00 pm on the deadline date.
1st File Review (requires minimum TEAS score of 54%)
March 31, 2023
2nd File Review (requires minimum TEAS score of 50%)
May 1, 2023
3rd File Review (requires minimum TEAS score of 46%)
July 31, 2023
Step 1: Complete the online application form per the deadlines indicated above. Include uploads of any health care certificates (examples: CNA, CMT, EMT, LIMA, Phlebotomy) to be included with your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to upload health care certificates at the time of application submission.
Step 2: $45.00 application fee must be submitted to Lex La-Ray Technical Center per the deadlines indicated above. May be paid online, mailed, or in person.
Step 3: Take the ATI TEAS exam. ATI TEAS scores must be submitted per the deadlines indicated above.
- Only test scores dated on or after March 31, 2022 will be accepted.
- Register for the ATI TEAS test online at www.atitesting.com after creating a user account on the ATI website. Registrants will need to visit the ATI “online store”.
- Scores taken at another institution may be forwarded to Lex La-Ray per file review deadlines indicated above. If taken at another institution, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have scores sent to Lex La-Ray Technical Center.
- Scores will be accepted from applicants who retake the test if a 30-day period has elapsed between testing dates, up to two times within a calendar year.
Step 5: Official transcripts from all schools attended; high school and post-secondary. All
transcripts must be received by Lex La-Ray Technical Center per the deadlines indicated above. These must be mailed, emailed, or faxed but must be official. (Include TOEFL and TSE scores if applicable.) It is the applicant’s responsibility to check on the status of their transcripts.
Step 6: Complete the Family Care Safety Registry Form and submit it with the fee to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services before the deadlines listed above. All applicants must be registered with the FCSR. If the applicant is on the employee disqualification list or added to the list during the course of the program he/she is ineligible for completion of clinical experiences and therefore unable to complete the requirements for this program.
Mail documents to: Lex La-Ray Technical Center
PN Program Coordinator
2323 High School Drive
Lexington, MO 64067
All documents must be submitted in the appropriate manner per the deadlines indicated above to be considered for each designated file review. Notification regarding acceptance status will be sent via email and a letter in the mail within two weeks after each application deadline.
- The Practical Nursing Program admits 29 students each program year.
- Applicants earning the top 29 admission scores according to file review dates are offered admission into the upcoming program.
- If there are applicants with the same admission scores at the cutoff threshold, the application date is used to determine who is offered a position.
- Applications received after the second file review deadline and before the third file review deadline will be reviewed only if seats remain available in the program.
- Notification regarding acceptance status will be sent via email and a letter in the mail within two weeks after each application deadline.
- Qualified applicants not admitted for the current academic year will be placed on an alternate list.
- The alternate list is ranked by the same standards listed below.
- A student will remain on the alternate list until 5 days after the established start date of the program.
- If no position becomes available for an alternate they must re-apply for the next academic year.
- ATI TEAS score (math and reading scores are weighted) is 90% of the final admission score.
- The past performance rating is 10% of the final admission score. The past performance rating is a combination score determined by:
- Each applicant’s two (2) professional references
- Current certification in any allied health area (2 points per certification)
Late admittance requirements:
No student is admitted after five (5) class days have elapsed
PN Step by Step Application Process 2023-2024
PN Program Information Packet 2023-2024
PN Program Competencies and Functional Abilities 2023-2024
335.066 State of Missouri Nurse Practice
PN Financial Aid Handbook
PN Orientation 2023-2024
PN Physical Exam Form 2023-2024
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Admissions to the Lex La-Ray Technical Center is not prohibited or limited because of color, race, national origin, sex, age or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance, please contact the Director of Special Services, 2323A High School Drive, Lexington, MO 64067, telephone 660-259-4369.