Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) provide basic bedside care under the direction of Registered Nurses and physicians. LPNs perform tasks such as dispensing medications, wound care, taking vital signs, collecting samples, feeding patients, and helping patients with personal hygiene. LPNs are employed in nursing homes, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics. Employment opportunities for LPNs are expected to grow through the coming years.
Detroit Business Institute-Downriver offers a challenging yet rewarding practical nurse certificate program for qualified students. Students become proficient in fundamentals of nursing and patient care. The program covers medical surgical nursing, maternal/child nursing, pharmacology, and much more.
Our one-year program includes a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory skills training and clinical components at local hospitals and nursing home facilities.
Total: 1096 classroom/clinical hours / 57.5 quarter credit hours
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Medical Terminology
- Dosages and Calculations
- Medical Surgical Nursing
- Maternal Child Nursing
- Transition and Roles of the LPN
Students who meet the graduation requirements in this program shall receive a certificate in Practical Nursing and will be eligible to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for Michigan licensure as a practical nurse.
- High school diploma or GED
- Complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade point of 2.0.
- English Composition – 3 credits (Accuplacer, ALEKS or Compass course acceptable)
- General Psychology – 3 credits
- Anatomy and Physiology – 5 credits, one class completed within prior 10 years
- Math – 3 credits (Accuplacer, ALEKS or COMPASS course acceptable)
- Pass criminal background check and drug screening
- Pass ATI entrance examination with a minimum score of 42 overall with a minimum of 35 on the math portion
- Complete health appraisal form to include negative TB test, required immunizations and/or Titers
- Two favorable letters of recommendation (from clergy, teacher, or employer)
- CPR certificate required by the first day of class (to include BLS/CPR for Health Care Professionals with AED training)
- Personal interview
Phone: (734) 479-0660