The Practical Nursing program at UBTech incorporates practice of basic skills with scientific principles and nursing theory. The knowledge base has been organized according to body systems, from simple to the complex, with one concept building upon another. Students practice the application of the theory and principles learned, first in a simulated lab situation then in care facilities under the supervision of faculty members. Students not only learn to recognize their strengths and abilities, but to remain within the scope of their practice, prepared to function in a structured situation under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or other primary health care provider.
As of September 2016, the 2015-2016 class:
- 88% completion rate
- 100% passed NCLEX-PN on first attempt
- 80% of that class went on immediately to higher education
- 100% job placement
The Practical Nursing program is accredited by
Accrediting Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
p: 404.975.5000 f: 4040.975.5020
This program beings yearly, in the Fall, late August
Applications may be completed and submitted to the UBTech Practical Nursing Department after March 1 and prior to May 31.
- Practical Nursing is offered in Roosevelt
Monday–Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (varies)
Thursday-Friday Clinicals 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (varies)
Student Entrance Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Life Sciences Proficiency
- Grade of “B” or higher in Anatomy, Physiology, Human Growth and Development
- Current CNA, MA, or EMT
- Available to adults (ages 18 or older)
- Upon completion of the program students must pass NCLEX-PN Exam to license as a Practical Nurse.
Practical Nursing applications are available at our campus or may be mailed to the applicant. Applications may be completed and submitted to the UBTech Practical Nursing Department. (Check class bulletin for dates) Applicants to the Practical Nursing program are required to meet with a Career Center counselor and take an entrance exam prior to submitting an application. Proof of completion by official transcript sent from the issuing school must be submitted with the application. Course descriptions must be included with transcripts for courses taken at schools other than USU & UBTech.
A point system is used to facilitate candidate selection. Points are awarded based on the criteria listed:
1 point- Resident of Tri-County area
1 point- Accepted student declined last year
1 point- Previous year alternate list
10 points- GPA for prerequisite courses
Certification and academic related experience (only one for each applicant)
- 3 point- Certified Nursing Assistant
- 3 points- State licensed Pharmacy Technician
- 3 points- Medical Assistant graduate (UBTech)
2 points- Faculty interview and essay
5 points- Documentation of 1000 hours direct patient care employment in the previous 12 months
3 points- Personal Reference scores (three references, one point each)
Program Cost Estimate
Books & Supplies: $2000*
On-campus room & board not offered.
Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length.
*Tuition and Books are subject to change.
There are Financial Aid opportunities for the Practical Nursing program.
Federal Financial Aid: YES
VA Qualified: YES
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician. Almost every graduate succeeds in finding employment or continues their nursing education. Typical employment opportunities are available in hospitals, doctors’ offices, care centers, home health care, and rehabilitation facilities.
|Prerequisite course grades must be ‘B- grade or higher’|
|USU Prerequisites (12 Credits)|
|BIOL 2320||Human Anatomy – 4 credits|
|BIOL 2420||Human Physiology – 4 credits|
|BIOL 2060||Microbiology with lab – 4 credits|
|Current:||Certified Nursing Assistant, or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, or Emergency Medical Technician|
|Core Courses (930) Hours Required|
|NRSG 1003||Foundations of Nursing Care Practice||330|
|NRSG 1103||Nursing Care of the Mental Health Patient||60|
|NRSG 1203||Pharmacological Nursing Care I||60|
|NRSG 2003||Pharmacological Nursing Care II||60|
|NRSG 2103||Nursing Care of the New Family||195|
|NRSG 2203||Nursing Care of the Adult Patient||195|
- How long will it take me to complete this program?
- The program is designed to take 9 months to complete.
Placement Rate Methodology:
Following is a list of allowable exclusions for determining placement rate.
Allowable Exclusions A. Students who transferred to another program within the institution; B. Students who received a 100% refund of tuition after withdrawal from the program or those who stopped attending class after the first day; C. Students documented to be unavailable to earn a credential in their programs OR to gain employment in the field/related field due to situations such as pregnancy, other serious health-related issues (physical/mental/behavioral), caring for ill family members, incarceration, death, etc. D. Secondary students (Some institutions may be required to report completion rate data for secondary students on a separate form.)