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Welcome to a Career in Nursing

Practical Nursing

Have you ever thought about a career in nursing? If so, you may want to consider a career as a practical nurse. Practical nursing is a great first step in a nursing career and provides an excellent academic and clinical foundation in only 10 and a half months.

The job forecast is strong for practical nurses with numerous opportunities for future employment in medical clinics, doctor's offices, home health services, nursing care facilities and medical/surgical hospitals. Practical nurses fill a very important role as a member of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

Our next program will start in January 2025 with applications being accepted starting May 1, 2024. Contact us for more information and let us help make the future work for you!

Mari Beth Linder, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Practical Nursing Coordinator


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