Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing
Monroe Technology Center
715 Childrens Center Rd. SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
571-252-2080 or 571-252-2082
Faculty & Staff:
Eileen Axeman, RN, BSN, MSN
Laurie Sanders, RN, BSN, MA
Nursing II Instructor
Tonya Helman, RN, BS
Nursing II Instructor
Susan Cypher, RN, BSN
Nursing I Instructor
the Admissions Entrance Exam begins January 4, 2016
This program is open only to Loudoun County residents
program is eighteen months in length with a new class beginning each fall
following the Loudoun County Public School calendar. PNI is the first nine
months of the program and consists of classroom instruction at the Charles S.
Monroe Technology Center, every other day or “A” day in the Loudoun County
Public Schools System. Upon successful completion of PNI, students are admitted
to PNII. Classes for PNII are held Monday through Friday for a total of 32
hours per week. PNII is a combination of classroom instruction at Monroe
Technology Center and clinical experience at selected community facilities.
for adults is approximately $1900.00 per year. Fees include a phlebotomy
course, malpractice insurance, criminal background check, NCLEX review courses,
school pin, lab fees, HOSA fees, First Aid Certification and graduation costs.
Total cost of the program averages $3800.00 for all expenses. High school
students are not required to pay tuition. 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.
completion of the program, graduates must apply to the Board of Nursing to sit
for 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.
Information for 2016 Applicants
1. A committee of teachers, counselors,
administrators and health care professionals selects applicants. Application
completion deadline is April 14, 2016. The decision of this committee will
be mailed to your home early May.
2. Monroe Technology Center (MTC) uses the
high school block schedule model. This means that classes will meet every other day from 9:15 until 3:15pm
in the PN I year. MTC follows the Loudoun County Public School calendar.
II classes currently meet at MTC 3 days a week. Clinical rotations are 2 days
per week. The clinical sites and clinical days may vary widely EACH school
High School Students must provide their own transportation
to and from clinical rotations.
5. All students are required to maintain a
grade of 85% in EACH (not an average of 85%) 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 applying.
6. After acceptance, an expense list will be mailed to
your home. PNI tuition and expenses are approximately $1950.00 per year for
adults. This money is due the first day of school. There are no refunds once classes have begun.
7. After acceptance, along 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. Send copies of
the immunizations record, and physical form to MTC by August 22, 2016. In
an effort to help you plan your summer please note that the immunizations
series may take a few months to complete. A flu vaccine is required for the
student to be in a clinical facility each year.
This vaccine is typically obtained in October of the school year.
8. After acceptance, the student must obtain a CPR
certification card from the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers. We will send a detailed letter of how the student
will obtain this card during the summer of 2015. 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 2018,
please retake the CPR so that it will be valid for the next two years. 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
by August 22, 2016.
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. The fee for the background check will be reflected in your bill.
10. After acceptance, the student will be
required to complete a summer packet of math skills and medical terminology.
This packet is due the first day of school.