Practical Nursing I & II


BSTC LPN PROGRAM

PN Cohort 2020

LPN I Class of 2020


Faculty:
                                                                  William "Hutch" Hutchinson, RN, BSN                                                                     Director, Lead Instructor PN II, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Emergency Care
Jennifer Barrett, RN
Lead Instructor PN I, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Maternal/Child, Pediatric Care
Becky Melton, BSN  
Clinical Instructor/Coordinator, Subject Matter Expert Primary Care

Adjunct Faculty:
Chad Bickford, RN - Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Oncology and Infusion Nursing
Darlene Byrom, RN - Program Administrator, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Long Term Care
Jennifer Thornhill RN, BSN - Adjunct Skills Lab Faculty, Subject Matter Expert Community Health
Brittany Bobbitt, RN, BSN - Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Critical Care

       

Email:
hutch.hutchinson@bedford.k12.va.us
jennifer.barrett@bedford.k12.va.us
darlene.byrom@bedford.k12.va.us
rebekah.melton@bedford.k12.va.us
chad.bickford@bedford.k12.va.us

Website:
Hutch Hutchinson
Jennifer Barrett
Rebekah Melton

Course Handbook: Applicant Handbook 

High School Application PN Application for 2020-21 (High School Students application)    
Adult Application:  PN Application for 2020-21.pdf (Adult Only)

Application Period:  Open August 5, 2019 thru November 22, 2019

TEAS Testing:
  December 10th & 12th for High School Students
                        December 16th, 18th & 20th for Adult Students

Class Beginning Date:  August 2020

 

Grade Level(s): 12-Adult 

Location: BSTC - PN I
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital - PN II 


Credit: 3 Units Yearly 

Prerequisites: Application and Placement Test 

Practical nursing is a vocation in which the qualified person is prepared to provide
 nursing care for patients in relatively stable situations with a minimum amount of supervision from the registered nurse and to function as an assistant to the registered nurse in more complex nursing situations. The practical nursing program is18 months in length and follows Bedford County Schools schedule. The first nine months of instruction is received at Bedford Science and Technology Center during the senior year in high school, which earns the student three units of high school credit for the year. In the fall of the following year,is when the student begins a nine month combined classroom and clinical work experience at
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital. Criminal background check and drug screening are required.
 Students will have assigned learning experiences caring for patients in the following areas 

Surgical
Emergency
Pediatric
Mental Health
 Obstetrics
Newborn Infants
Geriatric, Long Term Care
Primary Care Offices



Graduates of the school are eligible to take the State Board Examination for a Practical Nursing license. This course is recommended for students interested in the following careers: Registered nurse, Surgical nurse, Nurse Practitioner, ER nurse, Hospice nurse, Labor & Delivery nurse, Infection Control nurse there are endless possibilities!

Our Goal is to to provide our graduates with the knowledge to become outstanding nurses:

  • Once completed you will obtain licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse through successful completion of the NCLEX-PN Examination
  • Function as a beginning nurse in acute, intermediate, long-term, and ambulatory healthcare settings.
  • Utilize best practices as the foundation for the delivery of healthcare to the patient and family.
  • Internalize the importance of pursuing lifelong professional and personal development. 

Here are the advantage of a Practical Nurse education with BSTC include:

  • Short program length
  • Possibility of Transition to RN
  • Focus on providing outstanding care
  • Most Cost Effective

NCLEX-PN PASS RATE
 2019- 100%    (12 graduating)
2018 - 86.7%    (12 grduating)
2017 - 70%      (12 graduating)
 2016 - 78.57% 
(11 graduating)
  2015 - 71.43       
(5 graduating)
   2014 - 80%          
(8 graduating)


PROGRAM
FEES &
REQUIREMENTS

 ADDITIONAL COSTS
 1ST  YEAR:
PN I
Mon-Friday
1pm-3pm
Wednesday
6:45am-3pm
Clinicals 2nd Semester






2nd YEAR:

PN II

Mon/Wed/Friday
Classroom
7am-3pm

Tues/Thur
Clinicals
6:45am-3pm

Total Clinical Hours = 400

        In County - $1000.00
Out of County - $1580.00
High School Students $0
Adults must have high school diploma
or GED




       




        In County - $2000.00
Out of County - $3160.00













                                          ATI - $700.00
Crimal Background Check $100.00
      CPR BLS and Urine Drug Screen 
             Books Est. $200.00-$250.00
                          Uniforms Est. $150.00+
                            (Depending on size,
          minimum of 2  sets required)
                     Physical with your PCP
                                          Equipment: 
                          Blood Pressure Cuff
              Stethoscope - good quality




                                     ATI - $700.00
NCSBN - $50-75 (for NCLEX prep)
              Graduation Fee - $200.00
     U World Subscription $200.00
                  Books - $400.00-500.00
                          Influenza Vaccine
                                       2 Step PPD
                    NCLEX Examination:
           Board Licensure - $200.00
                          Field Print $50.00
                            (current quote)
 NCLEX/Pearson - $200.00-$250





As a public school based program, Bedford School of Practical Nursing does not currently hold accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
BSTC Nursing






VBON Order Report: 

Report Document

FACULTY ROSTER

CURRENT FACULTY RANK/TITLE

NAME

COLLEGE/

UNIVERSITY

NURSING CREDENTIAL

HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED

MAJOR TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY

William “Hutch” Hutchinson RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Director, Instructor

PN I and Lead Instructor PN II,

Subject Matter Expert Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Barrett, RN

Centra School of Nursing


RN

diploma

Lead Instructor PN I, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Maternal/Child and Pediatrics

Rebekah Melton RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor/Coordinator, Subject Matter Expert Primary Care

Darlene Byrom, RN

University of Tennessee at Nashville

RN

ADN

Program Administrator, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Long Term Care

Brittany Bobbitt, RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Critical Care

Chad Bickford, RN

Pennsylvania State University

RN

ADN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Oncology and Infusion Nursing

Jennifer Thornhill, RN, BSN

University of Phoenix

RN

BSN

Adjunct Skills Lab Faculty, Subject Matter Expert Community Health

FACULTY ROSTER

CURRENT FACULTY RANK/TITLE

NAME

COLLEGE/

UNIVERSITY

NURSING CREDENTIAL

HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED

MAJOR TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY

William “Hutch” Hutchinson RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Director, Instructor

PN I and Lead Instructor PN II,

Subject Matter Expert Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Barrett, RN

Centra School of Nursing


RN

diploma

Lead Instructor PN I, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Maternal/Child and Pediatrics

Rebekah Melton RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor/Coordinator, Subject Matter Expert Primary Care

Darlene Byrom, RN

University of Tennessee at Nashville

RN

ADN

Program Administrator, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Long Term Care

Brittany Bobbitt, RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Critical Care

Chad Bickford, RN

Pennsylvania State University

RN

ADN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Oncology and Infusion Nursing

Jennifer Thornhill, RN, BSN

University of Phoenix

RN

BSN

Adjunct Skills Lab Faculty, Subject Matter Expert Community Health

FACULTY ROSTER

CURRENT FACULTY RANK/TITLE

NAME

COLLEGE/

UNIVERSITY

NURSING CREDENTIAL

HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED

MAJOR TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY

William “Hutch” Hutchinson RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Director, Instructor

PN I and Lead Instructor PN II,

Subject Matter Expert Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Barrett, RN

Centra School of Nursing


RN

diploma

Lead Instructor PN I, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Maternal/Child and Pediatrics

Rebekah Melton RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor/Coordinator, Subject Matter Expert Primary Care

Darlene Byrom, RN

University of Tennessee at Nashville

RN

ADN

Program Administrator, Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Long Term Care

Brittany Bobbitt, RN, BSN

Liberty University

RN

BSN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Critical Care

Chad Bickford, RN

Pennsylvania State University

RN

ADN

Clinical Instructor, Subject Matter Expert Oncology and Infusion Nursing

Jennifer Thornhill, RN, BSN

University of Phoenix

RN

BSN

Adjunct Skills Lab Faculty, Subject Matter Expert Community Health

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