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Nursing is an essential part of our healthcare system. If you love caring for people and making a difference in people’s lives, get started on your healthcare career today.
What’s a Practical Nurse? A Practical Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are an important part of the U.S. healthcare system. LPNs provide hands-on care to patients under the supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) and physicians. LPNs are often in charge of basic bedside care for patients, including taking vital signs, treating bedsores, preparing and giving injections, applying dressings, monitoring catheters and more. With additional training, LPNs can also administer intravenous (IV) fluids and medications.
The Emily Griffith Practical Nursing program is one of the oldest in the state of Colorado. It began in 1949. In our program, you will learn how to give direct patient care in a multi-disciplinary healthcare setting. You’ll start learning and practicing essential skills immediately in our nursing skills lab and then move on to clinicals in local health care facilities.
The Practical Nursing program at Denver Public Schools/Emily Griffith Technical College at the Emily Griffith Technical College campus located in Denver, Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN). The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Rd, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; (P) 404-975-5000; acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
Students who complete the program are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN Examination) Passing this exam qualifies you as nationally licensed LPN. If you successfully complete the IV Therapy for LPNs course, you are eligible for IV certifiation by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
Clinical placement: Complete 4 different clinical placements in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, and more. You will be required to complete 400 clinical internship hours in order to complete the program.
Program Requirements: In order to apply for the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, you will need to complete several prerequisites and submit an Admissions Portfolio. You must be certified as a nurse assistant (CNA) or must have completed a medical assistant (MA) program. You will also need to complete the BIO 106 course and HPR 139 or HPR 178 course before you can enter the Practical Nursing program.
The portfolio submission for the Evening August 2021 cohort has been capped and we are no longer accepting portfolios at this time. The next Full Time Start Date is January 2022 and the deadline to submit a portfolio for this start will be October 2nd, 2021.
Want more information? Get the Practical Nursing Program Flyer, the Practical Nursing Program Checklist, the Practical Nursing Student Handbook, Practical Nursing Achievement Outcomes and the Practical Nursing Student Outcomes.
Important: In order to register for this program, you will need to complete a criminal background check, a drug test and show proof of vaccinations. Review the program checklist for more details.
What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Practical Nursing Certificate?
Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Practical Nursing program have gone on to work as an LPN in:
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Hospital Systems
- Correctional Care
- Long-term Care Facilities
Students who complete their LPN can also go on to other careers in the healthcare field, including Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician’s Assistant (PA) and administrative roles.
Required Practical Nursing Courses
These are the classes you will take as a Practical Nursing student. The Practical Nursing program qualifies for federal financial aid.
- Medical Terminology
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology