Practical Nursing

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For over 45 years, the Practical Nursing Program at the Cape Girardeau Career &Technology Center has been educating entry-level practical nurses (LPNs).

The Cape Girardeau CTC Practical Nursing program prepares entry-level practical nurses with the required knowledge, skills, and professionalism. This competence is attained through classroom theory instruction and supervised clinical experiences. Program completers function as collaborating members of the health care team in meeting the changing health needs of individuals, families and cultural groups in the community. 

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national computerized licensure exam (NCLEX-PN). Cape Girardeau CTC has had over 1,100 practical nursing graduates with an overall 97% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN. LPNs work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians offices, schools, surgical centers, and home health agencies. 

Three options are offered to fit the needs of our students:



8:30 am - 3:30 pm




4:00 pm - 10:30 pm 


Secondary to

Post Secondary


 8:25 am - 10:50 am senior year

8:30 am - 3:30 pm post-secondary

 Aug - May both years

There have been over 1,1000 graduates from the Practical Nursing Program with an overall pass rate of 97% on the NCLEX-PN, the licensure examination.

LPNs work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, home health agencies, schools.

How to apply

  • Achieve a minimum score of 58% on the pre-entrance test (TEAS)

  • Submit application with $20 processing fee

  • Provide official educational transcripts

  • Provide names & addresses of 3 work references

For information about the pre-entrance test, admission criteria, curriculum plan, contact the School of Practical Nursing at 573.334.0826, ext 6723 or 6714 or email




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