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If you aspire to help people in need, a career as a licensed practical nurse may be right for you.

What will I learn in JCCC's Practical Nursing program?

The highly selective Practical Nurse program at JCCC offers hands-on classroom and clinical learning. Classes are located off-campus at JCCC’s Olathe Health Education Center. The OHEC Healthcare Simulation Center features four full-size acute care rooms decked out with the same equipment and supplies you will use in a healthcare facility.

Sophisticated simulators come in a variety of sizes and can be programmed with hundreds of symptoms to test your knowledge and skill, including physical and emotional reactions to your clinical choices.

In the full-time and part-time programs, you’ll gain experience providing client care in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gerontology
  • Medical-surgical
  • Mental health

You’ll also get real-world experience working with facilities, clinics and long-term care facilities that partner with JCCC, which can open doors as you begin your PN career.

Why JCCC?

Choose JCCC's Practical Nurse program for its sophisticated hands-on learning, and in nine short months (or 14 months part time) you could be eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Exam–Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). 

JCCC has an excellent reputation for its sophisticated OHEC Healthcare Simulation Center, low-class sizes and low student-to-instructor ratios in the clinical setting. The Practical Nursing program has some of the best outcomes in Kansas for program completion, NCLEX-PN pass rates, and student and employer satisfaction.

Classes are held in the Olathe Health Education Center, right next to Olathe Medical Center. You'll take what you learn in the classroom and put it to use in real-life settings at the fully equipped Healthcare Simulation Center at OHEC.

Three Paths to Become an LPN

Choose the JCCC practical nursing program that best suits your needs:

  • Full time (weekdays, Monday through Friday):

    • Complete in 9 months
    • Limited to 32 students
    • Starts in August
    • Complete in 11 months
    • Limited to 24 students
    • Starts in January
  • Part-time (evenings and weekends):

    • Usually completed in 14 months
    • Limited to 24 students
    • Starts in June
This is a selective admission program. See admission requirements

Demand for skilled nurses continues to grow. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be 88,900 new LPN jobs by 2026. 

JCCC’s Practical Nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Graduates of JCCC’s Practical Nursing program consistently exceed the national average pass rate of the NCLEX-PN. The job outlook for LPNs is very promising and employment of LPNs is expected to grow faster than the average for other occupations.

Once you pass your LPN licensing exam, you can help patients in a variety of healthcare settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Health clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private home care

In some facilities, LPNs may supervise certified nursing aides, certified medication aides and other healthcare team members.

Download the Practical Nursing Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.


 

 

Estimated Expenses for PN Program

The following items are estimated expenses incurred by students in nursing in addition to tuition. (Prices do not include tax.) See the tuition page for rates and student activity fees.

Estimated Nursing Program Expenses, Excluding Taxes Total Estimated Cost
Criminal Background Checks ($32.00), Drug Screen ($27.50), and ($32.50) for the data management system after acceptance and for licensure after graduation. *Prices are approx. $92
Physical exam and immunizations $400
Tuition costs are based on 28 credits at the Johnson Country resident rate. Does not include Prerequisite
courses. For more details about tuition rates, visit our Tuition Rates page
$2,716
eBooks: (Lippincott Bundle – Required) $900
ATI Integrated Learning System (Required)
*Cost includes Live Review after graduation
$950
Supplies:
Stethoscope: $60-100
Watch (hour, minute, second visual): $10-30
**Smart watches not allowed in clinical settings**
$70-130
Uniforms:
Scrubs (2 sets): $100
Lab Coat: $15
JCCC Patch: $5
Shoes: $45-$150
$270
Graduation Expenses:
Fingerprints: $10
NCLEX–PN: $200
Gown: $25
Kansas State Licensure: $75-125
Kansas State Background Check: $48
Practical Nursing Pin (optional): $120
$358-528
 
Total – Practical Nursing Certificate $5,578-5,816

All costs are approximate and are subject to change based upon Dean/EVPI (Executive Vice President of Instruction) Committee’s approval.

All items above are required to be purchased by practical nursing students.

  • Physical examinations, including required immunizations, must be current.
  • Costs for healthcare are the responsibility of the individual student.
  • Plans should be made for childcare costs.
  • Transportation to and from class and to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student.

JCCC's Practical Nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Graduates of JCCC's Practical Nursing program consistently exceed the national average pass rate for the National Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). The job outlook for LPNs is very promising and employment of LPNs is expected to grow faster than the average for other occupations.

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