For anyone looking to get into the field of nursing, Southwestern Community College will offer a Practical Nursing program starting in the spring semester.
Applications are being accepted now, and classes start Jan. 16.
It’s a one-year program, and students who complete the classes and clinical work will earn a diploma and become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses to become licensed at the conclusion of the Fall 2024 semester.
Using a holistic approach, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) aim to improve the health and quality of life of their patients.
“This is a great way to quickly join the nursing profession, or it can be a gateway for getting into our associate degree program, which allows individuals to become Registered Nurses,” said Amy Banner, SCC’s Nursing Program Director. “There’s a tremendous need for LPNs at healthcare facilities throughout and beyond our area.”
Graduates are able to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities clinics and physician’s offices.
For more information, or to apply for this new program, contact Linda Deeb (828.339.4367 or l_deeb@SouthwesternCC.edu) or Fern Aspen (828.339.4096 or f_aspen@SouthwesternCC.edu).