"One Plus One" Nursing (LPN + RN) Training
The OMCC Nursing Education Program is designated as a "One Plus One" program. The program can be taken as
- A 40-week standalone Practical Nursing (PN) Diploma Program;
- A 50-week RN Advanced Placement Program (must be active LPNs to apply);
- A continuous 90-week Practical Nursing (PN) + Registered Nursing (RN) Program.
Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN examination after completing the PN component of training and become licensed as Practical Nurses. Students may also choose to transition into the second year (RN component) of the program, which builds upon the PN curriculum. Upon successful completion of RN training, graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination and become licensed as Registered Nurses.
The RN Advanced Placement Program option allows Licensed Practical Nurses who graduated from other programs to continue training and become a Registered Nurse. In this case, the students enrolling from other programs may be required to retake some PN Transition Courses to meet the requirements of the OMCC One Plus One Program.
OMCC One Plus One Nursing Education program has the advantage of allowing the student to enter the workforce directly as a PN after just one year of education. This flexibility allows students to pick the best education options tailored to their own career goals and aspirations.
» Training Pathways:
|Practical Nursing Only||40 weeks; 60 credit hours||LPN|
|RN Advanced Placement||50 weeks; 66 credit hours||RN|
|"One Plus One" LPN + RN||90 weeks; 126 credit hours||RN|
Registered Nurse (RN) Pathway
OMCC Registered Nurse (RN) Training Pathway prepares students to respond to the needs of patients suffering from illness or injury, and to provide care and cater to the needs of patients in a variety of settings, including operating rooms, ambulatory care, intensive care, physicians offices, health care clinics, or specialized practices. If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and willing to pursue higher level of professional education, OMCC Registered Nursing (RN) Pathway is the right choice to meet your personal goal.
Graduates will receive a diploma upon program completion and become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. NCLEX-RN is required in order to obtain licensure as an RN. It is a computer-based exam and varies in length, covering four major Client Needs categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.
» Class Schedule (RN only)
OMCC Practical Nursing program is divided into five ten-week terms with one-week break in between each term. We offer both day and evening classes:
|Day Class||50 weeks; 66 credit hours|
|Evening Class||50 weeks; 66 credit hours|
» Program Calendar
|Start Date||Last Day of Class||Graduation Date|
|February 29, 2016||March 17, 2017||March 31, 2017|
|August 1, 2016||August 18, 2017||September 1, 2017|
|January 9, 2017||February 2, 2018||February 16, 2018|
|May 30, 2017||June 22, 2018||July 6, 2018|
|November 13, 2017||December 7, 2018||December 21, 2018|
|April 30, 2018||May 24, 2019||June 7, 2019|
|Start Date||Last Day of Class||Graduation Date|
|November 30, 2015||December 23, 2016||January 6, 2017|
|May 16, 2016||June 2, 2017||June 16, 2017|
|October 17, 2016||November 3, 2017||November 17, 2017|
|March 27, 2017||April 20, 2018||May 4, 2018|
|August 28, 2017||September 21, 2018||October 5, 2018|
|February 12, 2018||March 8, 2019||March 22, 2019|
Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.
RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, explaining post-treatment home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Some RNs may work to promote general health by educating the public on warning signs and symptoms of disease. RNs also might run general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions.
When caring for patients, RNs establish a care plan or contribute to an existing plan. Plans may include numerous activities, such as administering medication, including careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines for fluid, medication, blood, and blood products; administering therapies and treatments; observing the patient and recording those observations; and consulting with physicians and other healthcare clinicians. Some RNs provide direction to licensed practical nurses and nursing aides regarding patient care.
Mean Annual Salary: $51,640 - $76,570
- Employment services: $68,160
- General medical and surgical hospitals: $63,880
- Physician offices: $59,210
- Home health care services: $58,740
- Nursing care facilities: $57,060
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent for registered nurses. The need for nursing faculty will only increase as many current registered nurses are near retirement. Despite the slower employment growth in hospitals, job opportunities should still be excellent because of the relatively high turnover of hospital nurses. To attract and retain qualified nurses, hospitals may offer signing bonuses, family-friendly work schedules, or subsidized training.
All four advanced practice specialties - clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists - will be in high demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas. Relative to physicians, these RNs increasingly serve as lower-cost primary care providers.