Practical Nursing Program

"Career opportunities for LPNs have been expanding for years and is predicted to continue to grow in the next 10 years. This is a great time to consider furthering one's education. Students enrolled in this program come from a variety of different "backgrounds". Some are coming to the program right out of high school while others are looking for a new direction and have chosen the medical field."
-- Anne Riggs, Craigmiles School of Nursing Director

Program Information

The role of an LPN is to provide care for the sick, injured, and disabled under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians. Most LPNs provide basic bedside care and take vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration. Patients require care around the clock, so healthcare facilities need LPNs on duty 24 hours a day. Many hospitals and medical institutions offer LPNs a variety of schedules, from part-time work to daytime, evening, or weekend hours in order to fill their needs. This flexible scheduling can be a benefit to LPNs with other commitments such as family or continuing education courses.

How We Stand Out

  • Tight-Knit Community – With a low faculty to student ratio and a tight-knit community of students, students maintain a wide support base throughout their studies.
  • Caring Faculty – Faculty in the nursing department don’t just know their students’ names; they share their lives and offer support not only in their academic studies, but also support their extra-curricular involvements throughout their time at HLG.
  • Qualified Faculty – Our faculty all continue to work in the healthcare arena, bringing current, real-world experience to the classroom from a variety of specialties.
  • Christian perspective – We not only bring a Christian moral and ethical framework to professional learning in the classroom, but we also seek to undergird our students through prayer and spiritual support while they study at HLG.

For More Information

Contact the Craigmiles School of Nursing at 573-629-3143 or by email at ariggs@hlg.edu


Missouri State Board of Nursing Five-Year Visit

Hannibal-LaGrange University's Craigmiles School of Nursing is seeking comments from the public regarding the practical nursing program and the associate degree nursing program in preparation for a five-year visit by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN). The visit is scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5, 2016. The purpose of the visit is renewal of the program's state approval.

Request for Third Party Comments
Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) until 30 days (September 5th, 2016) before the visit to Hannibal-LaGrange University's Craigmiles School of Nursing. Third-party comments are shared with the evaluation team, but not with the program.

Please direct any comments to:
Ingeborg D. Schultz, RN, MSN, CNE
Education Administrator
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Contact Information

Anne Riggs
Director, Craigmiles School of Nursing