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: 1135 classroom/clinical hours / 63 quarter credit hours
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Dosages and Calculations
- Medical Surgical Nursing
- Maternal Child Nursing
- Transition and Roles of the LPN
- Mental Health
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
- Pass criminal background check and drug screening
- Pass ATI’s TEAS examination with a minimum score of 30 overall with a minimum of 20 on the math portion. However if Maths and Science subtest score in TEAS is less than 40 then the student will be required to take mandatory tutoring*
- 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 (to include BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals with AED training)
- Personal interview
Phone: (734) 479-0660