Lex La Ray Technical Center Nursing

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NURSING SCHOOLS ALMANAC

Lex La Ray Technical Center 
2323 High School Drive
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660-259-2264
Fax: 660-259-6262

Fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing

​Tracy Lock – Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the State Department of Education
2021-2022 Class Begins August 23, 2021,  Graduation July 1, 2022.

The role of the practical nurse is to provide quality care in all nursing situations with minimum and direct supervision and direction from a registered professional nurse and/or licensed physician.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare students to become competent licensed practical nurses that provide safe and quality care to individuals, families, and communities in a wide variety of health care settings within a culturally diverse society.

Philosophy of the program:

  • The faculty of the Lex La-Ray Technical Center Practical Nursing Program believes and functions in accordance with the stated philosophy of the Lexington, Missouri R-V School District.
  • The role of the practical nurse is to provide quality care in all nursing situations with minimum and direct supervision and direction from a registered professional nurse and /or a licensed physician.
  • We believe that due to the role of the practical nurse in the health community, the core of the education of this nurse must be integrated curriculum based on the biological and behavioral sciences with development of interpersonal relationships, assisting in the development of an individual plan of care, and recognizing changes in the condition of the client indicating the need for professional assistance.
  • We believe in human dignity of each individual and respecting cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • We believe that the Lex La-Ray Practical Nursing Program should continue to be strengthened, improved and expanded in accordance with the needs of our community and Practical Nursing Education.
  • We believe in a policy of non-discrimination regarding sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin or handicap, as specified by federal and state laws and regulation.

Objectives of the program:

  • Upon completion of the Lex La-Ray Technical Center Practical Nursing Program, the graduate Practical Nurse will be able to:
  • Practice nursing that is client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychological and spiritual needs of clients.
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of care.
  • Use current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgement.
  • Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
  • Provide a safe environment for clients, self, and others.
  • Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  • Provide selected health-related education with guidance.
  • Practice nursing in a professional, ethical, legal manner.
  • Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate and may be qualified to apply to take the national licensure exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX- PN).

Application Requirements:

The applicant must submit the following by March 31, 2021:

  • Pay application fee of $45.00.
  • Register and pay $82.00 for the ATI TEAS test online after creating a user account on the ATI website by visiting www.atitesting.com  An adjusted individual score of 44.0% is required to qualify for admission.   To take the test at Lex La-Ray, you must select Lex La-Ray Technical Center as your testing site.  Applicants may retake the test if a 30 day period has elapsed between testing dates, up two  (2) times in a calendar year.  Lex La-Ray will accept the ATI TEAS test scores that are less than 1 year old as of March 31, 2021.  If taken at another institution, applicants must request an official test transcript to be sent to Lex La-Ray. 
  •  Lex La-Ray Technical Center Practical Nursing Application with essay.
  • Official copy of High School Graduation Transcript or a 12th grade GED Certificate. A Student from a Non-English speaking county must take & pass the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) Exams.
  •  Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
  •  Two (2) professional references.  **Must use appropriate Lex La-Ray PN Program Form.
  • Criminal Background Check-FCSR FORM:  Final selection for the class is contingent upon successful background check. Any individual who has been convicted of a Class A, B, or C felony is ineligible for completing clinical experiences and therefore unable to complete the requirements for this program.
  • Read and sign document MO 335.066 below
    335.066 State of Missouri Nurse Practice Act
  • If applying for Financial Aid, complete Pell Grant FAFSA application. FAFSA priority deadline: April 1, 2021. Please visit our scholarship page for more information on student aid and scholarship information @ http://www.lexlaray.com/financial-aid-and-scholarship-information.html


Selection Criteria:

The Practical Nursing Program admits 29 students each program year. Applicants achieving a ATI TEAS score of 44.0% or above will be granted an interview. Lex La-Ray reserves the right to limit interviews to the top 75 qualifying candidates. Applicants with the top 29 final admission scores will be admitted to the program.

The final admission score for each applicant is calculated as follows:

  • ATI TEAS score (math and reading are weighted) is 80% of the final admission score.
  • The application essay is 10% of the final admission score.
  • The past performance rating is 10% of the final admission score. The past performance rating is a combination score determined by:
    • Each applicant’s two (2) professional references
    • High school/college grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    • Current certification in any allied health area (2 points per certification)
  • Final decision for acceptance rests with the Admissions Committee

Late admittance requirements:

No student is admitted after five (5) class days have elapsed

Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist at Lex La-Ray Technical Center

If you plan to study phlebotomy technician/phlebotomist, take a look at what Lex La-Ray Technical Center has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

LLRTC is located in Lexington, Missouri and approximately 31 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist section at the bottom of this page.

LLRTC Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist (Less Than 1 Year)

LLRTC Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist Rankings

Note: Rankings don’t always give a complete picture of a school’s strengths and weaknesses, so it’s a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Careers That Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist Grads May Go Into

A degree in phlebotomy technician/phlebotomist can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MO, the home state for Lex La-Ray Technical Center.

OccupationJobs in MOAverage Salary in MO
Phlebotomists2,700$31,320