• LPN Program Coursework

    Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program is a full-time 1500 clock hour program over the course of 12 months.  It consists of four levels.

    • Clinical start times may vary.

    Level 1 (12 weeks) 

    • Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Clinical – Thursday, Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Fundamentals of Nursing I
    • Personal and Vocational Relationships I
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Pharmacology (Math)

    Level 2 (12 weeks)

    • Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Clinical – Thursday, Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Basic Nutrition (Wellness)
    • Medical/Surgical Nursing I
    • Fundamentals of Nursing II
    • Concepts of Mental Health

    Level 3 (12 weeks)

    • Classes Monday, Tuesday – 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Clinical – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Medical/Surgical Nursing II
    • Obstetrical Nursing
    • Pediatric Nursing

    Level 4 (12 weeks)

    • Classes Monday, Tuesday – 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Clinical – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing III
    • Personal and Vocational Relationships II
    • Psychiatric and Cognitive Impairment
    • Gerontological Nursing

    Program Student Learning Outcomes

    • Correlate basic scientific principles with the practice of giving holistic patient care.
    • Perform the nursing skills necessary to provide safe and competent patient care.
    • Use the nursing process to meet the needs of patients with acute or chronic short or long-term health needs.
    • Make pertinent observations of the patient’s physical and mental condition, record the necessary information, and report to the proper members of the health care team.
    • Communicate effectively with members of the health care team, with patients and their significant others.
    • Identify major health problems and the appropriate nursing interventions with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
    • Participate in health education to meet needs of patients and significant others.
    • Conduct both personal and vocational relationships in an ethical, moral and legal manner.
    • Recognize the importance for continued growth by participation in continuing education and professional organizations.