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Practical nursing education enables the student to acquire principles and knowledge from the biological and behavioral sciences as well as the science of nursing. This knowledge forms the basis for utilizing the nursing process in the field of practical nursing. Concurrent integration of theory into clinical practice is an important aspect of practical nursing education.

Practical Nursing program student

Practical nursing education prepares the graduate to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for practical nursing. Practical nursing diploma program graduates prepared to seek entry-level positions as members of a health care team in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health, and a variety of other health care areas.

What is a Practical Nurse?

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an essential member of the healthcare team. Working with and under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians, LPNs may be found assisting doctors during rounds, explaining procedures and treatments to patients, taking patient vital signs, giving injections, helping patients bathe and get dressed, changing bandages, maintaining an on-going assessment of patient health, and much more.

Practical Nursing Clinical Hours

During the Practical Nursing program at Ross, we know that it's not only important, but necessary to get you out of the classroom and into real healthcare facilities, practicing your skills. That's why we include clinical experience that gets our students into a variety of clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and more to get real-world patient experience with other healthcare professionals.

Licensure for Practical Nursing Graduates

After a student has successfully completed the Practical Nursing program at Ross, they must register for and pass the NCLEX-LPN in order to be a Licensed Practical Nurse and able to practice nursing in a healthcare facility.

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Alexis Bailey

Ross was great! They really want to see everyone succeed in their program. The class sizes are great and you could even meet your new best friend - I DID!

Alexis Bailey Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Sylvania, OH campus Graduation: July 27, 2018
Heather Lyle

My experience at Ross Medical has been very trying at times but has been the best experience I have had. The instructors here are so helpful and caring and always there when you need it, whether it's about your school work or your home life. I have not only gained experience and knowledge about being a great Medical Assistant, I have also gained lifelong friends who I look forward to continuing my journey with. Everyone here has become a part of my extended family and I am eternally grateful for my time and experience here. I am so glad that I chose to come to Ross Medical for Medical Assisting to not only continuing doing what I love, which is helping people, but to get the experience for a great career in the medical field.

Heather Lyle Graduate Medical Assistant student at Huntsville, AL campus Graduation: March 29, 2019
Raeven Barnes

Hello! My name is Raeven Barnes. I am twenty five years old, and I am from Kalamazoo, MI. I made the decision to come to Ross Medical because I was sick. I was basically living in the hospital on and off for about ten years. I saw the opposite side of the medical world while being a patient and fighting for my life. Unfortunately, while being under the care of certain medical professionals, there was little to no empathy. I started to have this desire to help others like me. I have been through the storm in my life and now that I'm healthy I am so happy to be attending Ross. I can't wait to become a Pharmacy Technician and make a difference in someone's life.

Raeven Barnes Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Kalamazoo, MI campus Graduation: August 26, 2019
Louisa Palmer

I would highly recommend Ross Medical Education Center to others around the Knoxville area. I feel like I have built a great relationship with the other students and the instructors. I love the fact that they have small classes so you get more hands on and one-on-one attention in areas you may struggle with. I love knowing that I walked in the building not knowing anyone and walked out making some great friends and having people there to support me even after graduating. I love all the staff here, they will go out of their way to do anything to help you out in any way possible. I am most definitely going to be telling others who are interested in the medical field that this is a school they should attend because they will get everything they need to succeed in life and meet some amazing people on their journey.

Louisa Palmer Graduate Medical Assistant student at Knoxville, TN campus Graduation: October 28, 2019
Samantha Paige

Being a student at Ross, I have been able to have a schedule that has worked for me and my family, which is important since I have five children. The instructors have helped tremendously in ensuring that we learn and are confident in the things that are needed for our homework assignments and tests. They become a second family that wants to see you succeed. The staff here at Ross has gone out of their way at times to make sure that I stayed on the right course. Any time that I had a question, they all made themselves available.

Samantha Paige Graduate Medical Assistant student at Fort Wayne, IN campus Graduation: May 21, 2019
Medical Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Quad Cities
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Bowling Green
  • Erlanger
  • Hopkinsville
  • Owensboro
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Midland
  • Muskegon
  • New Baltimore
  • Port Huron
  • Saginaw
  • Taylor
  • Warren
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Mansfield
  • Niles
  • Canton (OH)
  • Sylvania
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Dental Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Erlanger
  • Owensboro
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Warren
  • New Baltimore
  • Muskegon
  • Saginaw
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Veterinary Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Erlanger
  • Canton
  • Kalamazoo
  • New Baltimore
  • Warren
Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate online program
Nursing Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Brighton
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Midland
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Certificate online program
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Hopkinsville
  • Quad Cities
Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Sylvania
Practical Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
  • Cincinnati
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Sylvania
Veterinary Technology Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
Business Management Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Hopkinsville, KY
Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Health Care Administration Associate Degree online program
Human, Social, and Health Services Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate Degree online program
Medical Office Administration Certificate Program online program
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Certificate online program
Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate online program