SPS Practical Nurse Program
This course consists of 48 weeks or 1400 hours. This program is for adults, 17 years or older, with a high school diploma or GED. The class will meet eight hours per day, four days per week. The course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of practical nursing and related subjects and an opportunity to apply this knowledge in a clinical situation. Theory areas include body structure and nutrition, microbiology, administration of medications, and geriatrics. Fundamentals of nursing include practice of basic nursing procedures in laboratory and hospital situations. Clinical nursing includes medical/surgery nursing, mothers and newborn care, nursing of children, and pharmacology.
Clinical experience is available at the Missouri Delta Medical Center and Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston as well as other area health care facilities. Assignments are made on an individual basis depending on the requirements of the students and their stage of progress. Clinical experiences are coordinated with classroom activity and are supervised by the school instructors.
We will begin accepting applications to this program in November. Students enrolled in this program are required to apply for federal financial aid and must file a FAFSA. Information on the FAFSA is included in the application packet. Applications may be obtain at the office for the Practical Nursing program or click on the link "Application for Nursing Program" at the left of this page.