The Practical Nursing program is a balanced curriculum, including both nursing and general education courses. Course content includes the role of the practical nurse, healthcare concepts, and technical observations and skills. A combination of classroom theory, lab, and supervised clinical experiences is offered during the program. The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $42,500and the hourly earnings is $20.43. The top 10% annual earnings is $58,700 and the hourly earnings is $28.22.
Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.
Licensed practical nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and