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For Both Day and Evening

Practical Nursing

The majority of the typical LPN's day involves providing direct care. We provide students with the necessary knowledge to pass the NCLEX-PN exam and qualify for licensure by the WV State Board. Graduates are qualified to perform entry-level nursing skills.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022:

Number of available jobs as of 2022 - 655,000

Job Outlook from 2022 to 2032 - 5% growth

Median Pay 2022 - $54,620 per year or $26.26 per hour

This 1350 hour program can be completed in 12 months attending during the day.

Or in about 15 months attending during the evening.

The day class starts in August each year.

The next evening class will start in May 2024. 

Practical Nursing Handbook

The August 2024 day class is TEAS testing now. Successful candidates will interview the week of May 20 2024. Mandatory orientation is July 19, 2024.

We are TEAS testing for evening class now. Successful candidates will interview April 8, 2024. Mandatory orientation will be May 3, 2024. Class starts May 28,2024.

Financial Aid

The LPN program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer in any student loan options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To meet SAP, a student must:

  • Maintain a continuous "C" average.

  • Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.

  • Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.

  • Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.

Refund Policy

During the first enrollment period 1 to 675 hours

There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!

During the second enrollment period 675 to 1350 hours

There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!

Enrollment Procedures

Printable Enrollment Check Sheet

1

Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 years old (within 6 weeks of the start of the class)

  • High school diploma or WV approved equivalent

2

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  • Complete your Financial Aid Applications.

      For Pell Grant visit:

www.fafsa.ed.gov    ACT's ID 015748 Complete 23-24 application

​      For HEAPS Grant visit:  (fill out AFTER July 1, 2023)

https://wvhepc.org/secure/apps/applications/heaps/welcome.aspx

  • Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed.

3

Next Steps

  • Register for the TEAS exam at ACT. ($75 cash or check) 

  • Successfully complete the TEAS exam with a minimum score of 54.

  • Attend interview with LPN coordinator.

  • Successfully complete the required Math class

  • Follow all instructions in the follow-up letter from the LPN coordinator.   

4

Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

Be Advised FAFSA applications take up to 10 business days to be processed by the Department of Education.

  • If needed, you must supply any required documentation to verify your financial aid position.

  • Schedule an appointment with Melani Hylton to register for class.

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Final Steps

 

Bring the following with you to your registration appointment:

  1. High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

  2. Social Security Card

  3. Photo ID

  4. Non-Refundable Registration of $215 (must be exact change/check)

During your registration appointment you will  

  1. Register for a background check.

  2. If applicable, sign a financial aid award letter.

  3. WV residents will apply for the ACE Advantage grant if needed.

  4. Sign a cost sheet and agree to all school policies.

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