PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM

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PRACTICAL NURSE TRAINING

Program Practical Nurses (PN) function as members of the health team and are actively involved with care throughout the life span. Functioning within the provisions of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act of 2017 (Article 55) and State of Illinois Nursing Rules (Administrative Code: Title 68(b), the practical nurse provides and manages care and participates in teaching and research under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist. Practical nursing education at our school combines clinical experiences and theoretical knowledge encompassing the nursing process, communication, and the biological and social sciences.

 

Our Practical Nursing program is a 57-72-weeks full or part-time (allowing for calendar holidays), certificate program preparing individuals to function in the practical nurse role. Individuals completing the course meet the education requirements and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

• Must Be 18 Years of Age Upon Registration

• Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant Certified EMT, in good standing on Illinois Department of Public Health

• Official High School Transcripts/GED/College Transcripts (unofficial for review, if accepted Official Transcript must be sent):

• International Students must request to have official transcripts sent to a recognized credential evaluation service. The results of the evaluation must be sent from the agency

• GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale

• Three (3) Letters of Reference with Admission Application: One (1) Supervisory Work Reference: Two (2) Character References from Persons Not Related to Applicant: State Issued Picture ID: Social Security card

• HESI (Health Education Systems Incorporated) ENTRANCE EXAM (math, reading, reading comprehension vocabulary). Students will have two (2) attempts to obtain a cumulative score of 80%. Cost of HESI ENTRANCE EXAM $60.00 (money order)

• 500-word essay (topic chosen by Coordinator)

• Current CPR (BLS)

• Physical Exam by a Licensed Physician/Nurse Practitioner (Clinical Requirements Noted in Student Handbook)

• Drug Screen

• COVID vaccine proof

• Required Criminal Background Check-In Compliance with Healthcare Worker Background Check

• Any applicant with disqualifying felony convictions should receive a waiver from IDPH

• Interview with Education Manager - Mandatory Orientation Session Once Admitted

• SUBMIT ALL INFO TO: fste@fsteacademy.education

Tuition Fee | Schedule

TUITION: $21,000

TOTAL BALANCE: $22,891.00 (includes. all fees)

Registration fee/Deposit $850.00 ($100.00 registration fee non-refundable)

Book Fee (includes all end, of course, HESI exams, Shadow Sherpath, and Elsevier Adaptive Quiz) $891.00

Administrative Course fee $1000.00 (lab fee/instructor)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

FSTE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN TITLE IV PROGRAMS AT THIS TIME

1. $2,000.60 PER COURSE (10 CLASSES FOR PN PROGRAM COMPLETION)

2. $2,000.60 PAYABLE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS PER CLASS REGISTRATION

3. $850.00 DEPOSIT - $500.00 WILL BE APPLIED TO THE FIRST CLASS BALANCE REMAINING $1,700.60 -BALANCE PAYABLE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS

Additional Out-of-Pocket Student Expenses:

 

Uniform

• Teal Scrubs $50.00:

• Clinical Uniform (monogrammed top$14.99-$15.99: white slacks $15.99: White monogrammed lab jacket $25.99* add additional $10.00 for XL and above

• Background Check: $37.00

• Drug Screen: $25.00

• Graduation fee (if applicable) $75.00

• NCLEX-PN exam $200.00

• white closed toe white shoes (no clogs toe and heel enclosed,) watch/second hand, stethoscope, penlight, notepad