Program Mission

The mission of Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program is to provide accessible, inclusive learning environments that educate students to become knowledgeable, confident, and skilled as they use the nursing process to practice safe, competent, ethical, and culturally sensitive patient care within the scope of practice of licensed practical nurses. The nursing student cultivates a desire for life-long learning integrating best-practices in patient care to advance the health and well-being of all people.

Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program

The Practical Nurse(PN) program provides students with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to enter the healthcare field as a Practical Nurse. Graduates of the Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Passing this exam is required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program offers:
  • A strong foundation in both the theory and techniques of clinical nursing
  • Hands-on learning in on-site nursing laboratories that simulate various clinical environments
  • Opportunities to practice communication and interpersonal skills needed for developing a rapport with colleagues and patients
  • Preparation from classroom-to-career skills training through a focus on skills and knowledge in preventive nursing care, therapeutic nursing care, rehabilitative nursing care, restorative nursing care, and nursing Interventions
  • Valuable, practical experience gained through the completion of clinical experiences at off-campus healthcare facilities, under the supervision of Nursing Faculty who are Michigan licensed Registered Nurses with a minimum degree of Bachelors in Nursing Science (BSN).
  • 12-month program consisting of 16 courses over 51 weeks.
  • Day Program (9:00 am -3:00 pm). Some clinical experiences may start prior to stated hours.

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Practical Nurses provide vital care to patients in need. Practical Nurse graduates provide basic care to patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospice agencies, and home healthcare settings. Licensed Practical Nurses for example:

  • Monitor a patient’s health by checking vital signs
  • Administer prescribed medications
  • Administer wound care and insert catheters
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
  • Report a patient’s medical status to the registered nurse and/or physician
  • Maintain patient health records
  • Interact with patient’s family
  • Collect specimens

Practical Nurse Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for Practical Nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent through 2024. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent. The job growth for PNs is faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Why? As the health care needs of baby boomers increase, the population ages, and an increase in chronic conditions occurs, the demand for LPNs and their knowledge and skills is expected to rise. The median annual wage for Practical Nurses is $44,090 per year, approximately $21.20 per hour. For more information about Practical Nurses, visit

Why Should I Become a Practical Nurse? Why Should I Select Abcott Institute PN Program?

You can join an exciting, challenging and growing employment field where professional satisfaction can be high as you nurture the health of others on a daily basis. Through a challenging and engaging practical nursing program, Abcott Institute can help you achieve your dreams of serving a critical role on the front lines of patient care in a variety of job settings. Upon completion of the final Abcott Institute Practical Nursing course, graduates will:

Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability to the legal and ethical standards for a competent licensed practical nurse.

Effectively communicate in oral and written environments with patient, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary health care team incorporating interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills.

Collect holistic assessment data from multiple sources, communicate the data to appropriate health care providers, and evaluate client response to interventions.

Collaborate with the registered nurse or other members of the health care team to organize and incorporate assessment data to plan/revise patient care and actions based on established nursing diagnoses, nursing protocols, and assessment and evaluation data.

Demonstrate a caring and empathic approach to the safe, therapeutic, and individualized care of each client regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, political affiliation or belief, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and ability.

Implement patient care, at the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist through performance of nursing interventions or directing aspects of care, as appropriate, to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).

Features of Abcott Institute PN Program


Total Credits

55 (Non-transferable)


Day 12 Months (51 Weeks)

Monday – Thursday 9am - 3pm


Program Emphasis

Program designed to provide students the needed knowledge, skills, and clinical practice of a Practical Nurse through didactic course content, skill practice/acquisition/evaluation, and hands-on faculty supervised off-site clinical experiences which reflect the Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice.


Program Includes


Clinical Experience

Skills Lab Procedures/Techniques

Tutoring Available

PN Uniform

Course Standardized Exams to Become Familiar with NCLEX-PN

NCLEX-PN Predictability Exam to Access Readiness to Take Exam

NCLEX-PN Live Review

NCLEX-PN Exam Fee (One time only)

*Clinical dates/times are negotiated with clinical agencies and may involve different days/times.

Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program received initial approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing.