Put the "care" in healthcare
Most of your courses will be located in Building 30, home of the Health Professions division. This sustainable, LEED-certified building has a quiet ambiance and natural light that make it a great place for studying.
The Practical Nursing Program prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX PN) to find employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or seek further education to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
The practical nursing program is a full-time, year-long certificate program, after completing the required prerequisite courses. With coursework divided between classroom, skills lab, and clinical rotations, we give you a strong foundation for a rewarding (and very in-demand) career in healthcare.
LPNs work under the supervision of RNs to provide care and treatment of injured, ill, disabled, convalescent, and terminally ill clients. Depending on your interest, you may find employment in a hospital, long term care facility, rehabilitation center, surgery center, or other healthcare facility.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Basic pharmacology (medications)
- Medication administration, injections, intravenous
- Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation
- Therapeutic verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
- Patient-centered and direct nursing care
As an LPN, you can find rewarding work in many healthcare settings like ambulatory care centers, hospitals, home health and hospice, skilled nursing facilities, long term care settings, schools, public health departments, primary care offices, and more. Working under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, you'll handle the administration of medications, intravenous therapy, cleaning and dressing of wounds, glucose monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, patient education, general assessment of persons in need of health care, delivering the needed care, and evaluation of the patients' outcomes after the care has been provided.
You'll also be amply prepared to further your education as a Registered Nurse (RN). If this interests you, check our LPN to RN program.
Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer
- LPN Program of Study
- Steps to Enroll
- Counseling and Advising Information for Health Professions Students
- Catalog Listing
- Health Professions requires all students to submit appropriate personal information
- Minimum GPA Requirement at Graduation
- Standards of Conduct in the Use of Social Media for Health Professions
Effective July 3rd, 2023, the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing program at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 3, 2025.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
*Type of program: practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, master’s/post-master’s certificate, post-master’s certificate, clinical doctorate, clinical doctorate/DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate, or DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate.
Note: Upon granting initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the ACEN Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.