WHAT IS AN LPN?
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the supervision of doctors and RNs, performing typical nursing duties: Taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medication, bathing, and providing genuine comfort to their patients.
Typically, LPN programs are completed in 12 to 18 months and do not require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree prior to admission. LPNs are licensed by the state and are marketable across many healthcare settings.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING IS ALWAYS IN DEMAND
Licensed Practical Nursing is a rapidly growing industry and a highly valued part of the healthcare system. LPNs have the opportunity to learn nursing skills, find their true strengths and interests within the field, and have a rewarding career while achieving a work-life balance. The Licensed Practical Nursing profession offers many benefits:
- Great wages
- Flexible hours
- Diverse work environments
- Advancement opportunities
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING CAREER PATHWAYS
Becoming an LPN allows students to gain work experience in the healthcare industry before deciding to enroll in additional training, including becoming an RN or earning Bachelor’s or Master’s in Nursing degrees. Experience in settings outside of a hospital or a physician’s office is just one of the many benefits of becoming an LPN—The career opportunities are endless.
LPNs are employed in a variety of facilities, not just hospitals and doctor’s offices— you can find them in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, ambulatory care, community health centers, pediatrics, mental health facilities, and outpatient clinics.
WHO CAN BECOME AN LPN?
Anyone who wants to help others in a rewarding healthcare setting. Whether you have experience in healthcare or are looking for a change in pace, our LPN program offers a place for anyone. Many of our students are:
- Entry-level healthcare workers, NA’s or EMT’s, looking to further work experience eventually pursuing Bachelors or Masters in Nursing degrees.
- Recent high school graduates looking for experience in healthcare
- Re-entering the workforce
Testimonial: “I have the goals of every other American,” said LPN Program participant Nicole Obiese. “The nice house, the good family, the good paying job — without stressing about what’s going to come.”