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United Technical Center will provide rigorous and relevant career and technical education that allows students to succeed and achieve to their highest potential in the workforce of the 21st Century.
The following information is provided to assist you with application to the Program. Please feel free to call us if you have questions.
UTC School of Practical Nursing is fully accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for LPNs and is a candidate for accreditation with the Council of Occupational Education. Collectively, our faculty include Monica Iaquinta (RN, MSN, MS, BSN), Pamela Nussear (RN, BSN, WCC), and Jennifer Hlusko (RN, MSN, BSN) have nearly 48 years of experience.
General Program Information
United Technical Center School of Practical Nursing is a 12 month program of study including classroom theory and clinical experiences. The clinical rotations include hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physician's offices, and corrections. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the licensing exam called NCLEX-PN-CAT. To date, the Program has consistently had 99.9% passage on the licensing exam on t he first attempt since 1966, when the school was opened. Employment opportunities remain strong with options in nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, corrections, and others. Within 3 months of graduation, 99% of graduates are working in the health care industry if they desire.
*Call UTC at 304-326-7583 and request an application. See link:
*Complete and return the application to UTC LPN Department.
*You will be scheduled to take the Assessment Technologies Institute's TEAS V pre-entrance test at UTC.
*To purchase a study guide for test preparation, see the website:
*UTC will schedule you for an inteview if you meet the standard for the TEAS test.
*Submit high school transcript or GED, college or technical center transcript, if applicable, and three letters of references to UTC.
*After selection is made, a background check is needed.
*If accepted, students need a medical/dental exam, laboratory studies, and vaccines.
*Medical Terminology must be completed prior to starting the program.
*For other qualifications, see the links provided:
The cost of tuition is $3200.00 for the year.
Additional expenses of $2850 include textbooks, uniforms, supplies, and equipment.
Later in the school year, there are fees for graduation, licensure review course, and the State Board LPN licensing test.
Financial aid is available including PELL grants and WIA. For more information about cost and aid including the refund policy, see the Student Handbook link below, or please contact us directly at 304-326-7584.
For a detailed list of expenses for the 2014-2015 school year, see the links:
Courses of Study
Medical Terminology (prerequisite online)
Math for Medications (offered prior to entry in the evening)
Computers in Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing I and II
Anatomy and Physiology
Social Sciences I and II
Geriatrics I and II
Maternal Child Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing
Transfer or Advanced Standing: If a student has completed nursing courses in a college, university, or other technical center, direct transfer of credit is possible for Fundamentals of Nursing I and Medical Terminology including clinical rotation. Students who have completed Anatomy and Physiology or Nutrition may test out of these courses. Direct transfer or testing for credit is possible following receipt of an official transcript from the institution. Further information about the Transfer or Advanced Standing Poloicies can be viewed in the Student Handbook link below.
For details about the Program policies and standards, see the link: