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Practical Nursing Program

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Program offerings

Practical Nursing Program

 

Admission Criteria

Global Health Institute does not discriminate against age, sexual preference, race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

Upon acceptance to the program, each student must attend a mandatory Orientation Program to review and discuss the program, curriculum and important information contained in the catalog. 

Admission Policies

Application to Global Health is required to enter the  program. Application criteria are fairly applied to all students. A  current history and physical exam by a licensed health care provider documenting physical, emotional, and psychological stability sufficient to meet the demands of a professional nursing program. “The ability to function independently in a clinical practice setting is essential to the role of professional nursing” (AACN, 2001).

 

Admission Criteria

  • Complete an application (including a $100.00 non-refundable application fee) 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactory performance on pre-entrance exam  
  • Provide proof of identification (government issued)
  • Provide evidence of GED, high school diploma, and/or Institute degree (minimum of Associates degree).  
  • Records from secondary schools outside the United States must be written in English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation agency.
  • Obtain a criminal background check (Must be conducted through a company approved by Global Health)
  • Provide evidence of a physical exam 
  • Provide evidence of current immunizations, including Hepatitis B (Waiver not accepted), MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria (Td), Varicella, PPD/chest x-ray, drug screens, and flu vaccine 
  • Undergo a 10-panel drug screen (Must be obtained through a company approved by Global Health).
  • Valid CPR certification (American Heart Association only)
  • Interview with Admissions Committee
  • Attend CPR classes offer by Global Health Institution


*Must be a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) to apply for the Medication Aide Program


 The Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing defines Practical Nursing as: "Practical Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing means the performance for compensation of selected nursing acts in the care of individuals or groups who are ill, injured, or experiencing changes in normal health processes; in the maintenance of health; in the prevention of illness or disease; or subject to such regulations as the board may promulgate, in the teaching of those who are or will be nurse aides. Practical Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing requires knowledge, judgment and skill in nursing procedures gained through prescribed education. Practical Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing is performed under the direction or supervision of a licensed medical practitioner, a professional nurse, Registered Nurse or registered professional nurse or other licensed health professional authorized by regulations of Board".


The institution offers a full-time  and part time Practical Nursing program. Global Health Institute’s goal is to prepare the PN graduates to sit for the PN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for PN positions in a variety of settings. The program requires the practical nurse graduate to complete 1,328 clocked hours of instruction. Clinical are conducted in a variety of settings in VA, DC and MD.

 



Entrance Exam


The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN-PAX) is a standardized entrance exam for prospective nursing students seeking admission to nursing schools across the country.The PAX is a computerized, multiple choice test and administered in group sessions that are supervised by a proctor.Applicants must score 45% or higher on each section of the entrance test.

Taking the Test

Bring a photo ID to  test and a debt card to pay NLN $40 for the test. Allow at least 2 1/2 hours for the test. No cell phones, books, electronic devices allowed; a calculator is provided in the test.

Preparing for the Test

The Study Guides

The National League for Nursing’s official self-published study guide, PAX PREP, is only available through the online NLN Student Store.

PAX Prep Resources

Test Sections

The test is structurally broken down into three sections:

Verbal (40 min. and 60 questions): Word knowledge and reading comprehension

Math (40 min. and 40 questions): Basic calculations, word problems, Algebra, Geometry, conversions, and graphs

Science (40 min. and 60 questions): General Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology




Curriculum Plan

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

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Practical Nursing Curriculum

Structure & Function             138 

Diet & Nutrition                        24 

Intro to Nurs                             48 

Fundamental                          130 

Fundamental of Clin.              40 

Geriatric Nursing                     30 

Geriatric Nursing C.                40 

Med-Surgical  I.                      146 

Med-Surgical  I Clin.                80 

Psychiatric                                68  

Psychiatric Clin.                       40 

Maternity                                   68 

Maternity Clin.                          18 

Pediatric                                    68 

Pediatric Clin.                           18 

Medi-Surgical II.                    122 

Med-Surgical II Clin.                80 

Integrated Concepts.              48 

Integrated Concepts Clin.    104 

Total Curriculum Hours.    1328 

  

Nurse Aide

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

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Nurse Aide Curriculum 

Lecture                                     80

Clinical                                     40

Total Curriculum Hours       120


Medication Aide

Practical Nursing

Guarantee Scholarships

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 Medication Aide Curriculum

Lecture                                      48 

Clinical                                      20

Total Curriculum Hours         68


Guarantee Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions

Guarantee Scholarships

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Hearty Nurse scholarships, is awarded to ALL students who meet the admission requirements for the next practical Nursing  fall 2020 for the student  who concurrently enrolled in the nurse aide and medication aide   Scholarship Amount $6000.00

NCLEX news

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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2018  Pass Rate           100.00%

2019  Pass Rate             93.75%

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Can I work as a nurse after I complete your program?

- yes, after you take and pass the NCLEX

2. Are my credits  transferable  to other school?

- yes but it depend on the school,  it is best to contact them

3. Are we accredited?

-no, we are approved  by the Virginia board of nursing and certified by SCHEV, meaning you are able to work as a nurse after you have passed the NCLEX.

4. How long is your program?

-15 months with 2 days a week until  clinical begins making it 3 days a week

5. Do we have Christmas or spring break? 

-there is a Christmas break and spring break. 


Tutition and fees

COST OF ATTENDANCE:

Cost of attendance (COA) refers to the average amount a full-time and/or part-time student enrolled in classes at Global Health Institute can expect to spend by the completion of the program. 

DIPLOMA

Practical Nursing:

TUITION: $11,038.00* 

*Includes New Student Fee, Parking, Liability Insurance

Additional Costs:

Skills Kit: $350.00

Books: $200.00

Technology fee $7.00 per month ($112.00)

Laptop computer  $~350.00

Academic Enhancement NCLEX preparation: $400.00

Pre-Admission Costs**:

Application Fee: $100.00

Entrance Exam Fee: $0.00

**Please note: Computer, Physical exam costs, background check and drug screen costs are not included as these prices vary.

Total Practical Nursing Estimated Cost $~ 12,500.00


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS only for students admitted in the practical nursing program

Nurse Aide

Tuition/Fees:

Tuition $500.00

FEES*

Application Fee $ 0

Entrance Exam Fee $ 0

Miscellaneous Expenses:

Books $ 90.00

Clinical Enhancement Kit 0.00

Liability Insurance $ 0.00

Technology Fee $ 0.00

Parking $ 0.00

Total Tuition and fees $590.00

*Does not include physical exam, drug screen or background check costs as these prices vary.

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation, certification, and release of transcripts may not be permitted until any delinquent balance for fees, expenses, or tuition has been paid to include, but not limited to, interest and attorney’s fees.


Medication Aide

Tuition/Fees:

Tuition $400.00

FEES*

Application

Pre-entrance Exam

Text Book Study Guide $50.00

Clinical Kit $ 0.00

Liability Insurance $ 0.00

Technology Fee $ 0.00

Parking $ 0.00

Total Tuition and fees $450.00*

*Does not include physical exam, drug screen or background check costs as these prices vary.

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

A student applicant may cancel, by written notice, his enrollment at any time prior to the first class day of the session for which application was made. When cancellation is requested under these circumstances, the school is required to refund all tuition paid by the student, less a maximum tuition fee of 15% of the stated costs of the course or program or $100.00 whichever is less. is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. 



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About Us

GLOBAL HEALTH HISTORY


Global Health Institute (the Institute)  is a private institution specializing in nursing  in Alexandria, Virginia. The Institute has prepared nursing professionals for successful nursing careers since 2004..


The founder, Mariatu Kargbo, is a successful entrepreneur and educator who believes in life-long learning and providing opportunity to all who seek a better life and fulfilling career path. Her passion for motivating and educating others to follow their dreams evolved into her own dream of starting a nursing school. Ms. Kargbo is a graduate of George Mason University where she received several degrees: a bachelor’s degree in marketing, a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing and a family practice nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in a medical surgical nursing unit and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and as a family nurse practitioner, all prior to founding Global Health. Additionally, she received her law degree from Concord Law School. 


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Dedicated Educators

We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why most of our educators have achieved an advanced degree in their field. Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons.

Convenient Curriculum

Are you a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between? Not to worry! We are prepared to offer quality discussions with a convenient schedule.   

Commitment to Excellence

 

The mission of Global Health Institute is to prepare healthcare providers who are able to function effectively within the changing healthcare system, by providing a high quality of care as critical thinkers and life-long learners. This commitment to our students and the community will be accomplished through the following objectives:

  1. Provide education and training leading to Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant, and Practical Nurse professionals.
  2. Provide academic and support services to serve the needs of our students.
  3. Provide the knowledge and skills to support immediate employment goals.
  4. Provide a system of curriculum review to ensure appropriate and current programs for our students.
  5. Provide lifelong career seeking skills for our graduates.
  6. Provide an environment to empower our employees to reach the limits of their potential in their professional and personal lives.


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3/3/2020

Tuesday Session

4pm - 6pm

30 south quaker lane Alexandria Virginia 22314

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3/3/2020

Tuesday Session

We invite you to come and hear more about our programs. Space is limited. Please contact us to reserve your spot. 

4pm - 6pm

30 south quaker lane Alexandria Virginia 22314

3/6/2020

Friday Session

1pm - 2pm

30 south quaker lane Alexandria Virginia 22314

Event Details

3/6/2020

Friday Session

We invite you to come and hear more about our programs. Space is limited. Please contact us to reserve your spot. 

1pm - 2pm

30 south quaker lane Alexandria Virginia 22314

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30 South Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, United States

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