Welcome to the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing
The Waynesville School of Practical Nursing is located at 400 G.W. Lane in Waynesville, Missouri. It is affiliated with the Waynesville Career Center. The Nursing Program offers a Diploma in Practical Nursing. The parent institution, Waynesville R-VI, is a public education organization. We are fully approved by the Missouri State board of Nursing (MSBON).
The Waynesville School of Practical Nursing was established in 1973. The first class graduated 18 students in 1974. As of 2004, we are approved to accept 36 students a year. The program begins each August and is completed 11 months later (June of the following year). After successfully completing the program, the student may sit for the NCLEX-PN Examination. Once the student passes this examination, he/she will become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Our goal at the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing is to prepare individuals to provide intelligent, skillful nursing care in the areas of health that are available to practical nurses. The program is based on the premise that all patients are unique individuals who are worthy of being treated in a professional and holistic manner.
Philosophy of the Practical Nursing School
The Waynesville School of Practical Nursing derives its philosophy and purposes from the mission statement of the parent organization, Waynesville R-VI School District. Therefore, Waynesville School of Practical Nursing faculty collectively accepts the obligation to community service, continuing education, academic excellence and the provision of educational opportunities.
The educational program is planned and organized to assist the student to reach his/her potential. Theory and practice are integrated to emphasize the relationships of facts, concepts, skills and the mind-set required in the performance of practical nursing. The program is based on the premise that each patient/resident is a unique individual who is worthy of being treated in a professional and holistic manner.
The program begins with basic concepts in theory and practice, and then advances to the more complex as the student progresses. The program also encourages the student to broaden his/her views and look to the future.
The ultimate goal is to assist the student in gaining knowledge, skill, and the ability needed to acquire the type of employment or continuing education, as he/she desires.
The objectives of the practical nurse program are:
- Apply nursing concepts and critical thinking based on the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, spiritual, and developmental aspects of individual client systems across the life span.
- Demonstrate professional growth by acquiring knowledge and skills through continuing education.
- Utilize the nursing process giving sage, prudent nursing care to client/client systems.
- Demonstrate competency in the performance of clinical nursing skills and critical thinking in the process of coordination of care.
- Interact professionally with peers and members of the health care team.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethics for Practical Nurses.
- Complete the requirements for application for licensure by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.