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Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing

Monroe Technology Center

715 Childrens Center Rd. SW

Leesburg, VA  20175

571-252-2080 or 571-252-2082
703-771-6563 (FAX)

 

Faculty & Staff Roster: 
 
Eileen Axeman, RN, BSN, MSN
Program Director
 
Laurie Sanders, RN, BSN, MA 
Nursing II Instructor

Tonya Helman, RN, BS
Nursing II Instructor 

Susan Cypher, RN, BSN
Nursing I Instructor

Class of 2014
2014
 

Loudoun County School

of

Practical Nursing

 

General Information

This program is open only to Loudoun County residents. Applications along with registration for the Entrance Exam (TEAS test) begins the first business day in January.

1.       The program is eighteen months in length with a new class beginning each fall following the Loudoun County Public Schools calendar. PN I is the first nine months of the program and consists of 5.5 hours of instruction per day at the Charles S. Monroe Technology Center. Classes are held every other day (“A” day in the Loudoun County Public Schools System). Upon successful completion of PN I students are admitted to PN II. Classes for PN II are held Monday through Friday for a total of 32 hours per week. PN II is a combination of classroom instruction at Monroe Technology Center and clinical experience at INOVA Loudoun Hospital and other selected community facilities.
 
2.       Tuition for adults is $1260.00 per year. This does not include the cost of textbooks or fees. Fees include a phlebotomy course, malpractice insurance, criminal background check, NCLEX review courses, school pin and graduation costs. Total cost of the program averages $2500 to $3000 for all expenses. High school students are not required to pay tuition, but must purchase their textbooks during the second year of the program. Each student is required to purchase their own uniform, shoes and personal equipment such as a stethoscope and watch. Each student is strongly urged to carry health insurance due to the inherent risks involved with nursing. Health insurance is not provided by the school.
  
3.       Following completion of the program, graduates must apply to the Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. Fees are paid directly to the Board and to the testing agency. Exams are given in many area locations throughout the year. Previous criminal convictions may require special investigation by the Board of Nursing for the applicant to be eligible to take the examination.     
 
 

General Information for
Applicants in 2013

 

1.       Monroe Technology Center (MTC) uses the high school alternating block schedule model. This means that classes will meet every other day from 9:15 am to 3:15pm in the PN I year. MTC follows the Loudoun County Public School calendar.

 

2.       A committee of teachers, counselors, administrators and health care professionals selects applicants. Application completion deadline is March 22, 2013. The decision of this committee will be mailed to your home in early May.

 

3.      PN II classes currently meet at MTC on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Clinical rotations are on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. The clinical sites and clinical days may vary widely EACH school year.

 

4.      High School students must provide their own transportation to Monroe Technology Center, and to and from Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for clinical rotations.

 

5.       All students are required to maintain a grade of 80% in EACH (not an average of 80%) of the nursing units at MTC. If the minimum grade is not maintained the student may be dismissed from the program. This nursing course (PN I) has rigorous requirements and course work equal to an Advanced Placement course in HS. Please take this into consideration when applyingPrerequisite for High School students is the course "Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences" that is offered at Monroe Technology Center only.
 

6.      After acceptance, an expense list will be mailed to your home. High School students may borrow their textbooks in PN I but are required to buy them by the start of the PN II year. Adult students are required to buy all textbooks on the first day of school. Textbooks are approximately $500.00 total and are used for both years. PN I tuition and expenses are approximately $1260.00 for adults (this amount includes $500 in textbook fees) and $200.00 for high school students. This money is due the first day of school. There are no refunds once classes have begun. 

 

7.      After acceptancealong with the expense form, you will be mailed a health form. It is required that each student has a physical exam and a series of immunizations. The immunizations are standard for all healthcare workers and are detailed in the acceptance letter. All immunizations and TB Skin Test (TST) must be completed (or immunization series begun) by August 15. Send copies of the immunizations, TSTs and physical form to MTC one week prior to school starting. In an effort to help you plan your summer please note that the immunizations series may take a few months to complete.

 

8.       After acceptance, the student must obtain a CPR certification from the American Heart Association. We will send a detailed letter of how the student will obtain this card during the summer of 2012. In most cases the high school student who has taken CPR through the public school system does not have the proper level of CPR that is required for working in a health care setting. If you already have the proper certification through your employer please make sure that your card will be valid for the TWO years that you are in nursing school. If it will expire before June 2014 please retake the CPR so that it will be valid until June 2014. You may also contact your local rescue squad for CPR instruction opportunities. If you do this please make sure that it is AHA for Healthcare providers! Send a copy of your CPR card in with your health physical and immunization record one week prior to school starting. 

 

9.       After acceptance, the student will be required to pass a criminal background check before any clinical rotations. We schedule this the first month of school. There is nothing you need to do for this requirement at this time. The fee for the background check will be reflected in your bill.