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Nursing (LPN Track)

 

Why study the Nursing (LPN Track) at Riverland?

The Practical Nursing Program at Riverland Community College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing ACEN. www.acenursing.org

Nursing is consistently a high paying, much sought after career. This program offers an outstanding accredited curriculum taught by outstanding faculty- providing you with an excellent learning environment.

Riverland offers two program options:

As a returning student working my way back into the workforce after being home with children, what I appreciated most about the program was its small size and focus on the student as an individual. I very much appreciated the experienced, supportive staff and the nurturing environment. Both made my transition to professional nurse and back to the workforce positive and rewarding.
Nathan Hauber

 

    What will I study?
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will integrate general education, including science coursework, with the discipline of nursing coursework (PNUR) as the basis for nursing practice and ongoing life-long learning.
  • The Practical Nursing Program will prepare the student with the knowledge, skills, and values of a practical nurse (PN) for entry-level practice. After approval by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the student will then be eligible to take the licensing examination for the licensed practical nurse (NCLEX-PN). The student is eligible to enter practice when licensed and/or may apply to the Nursing (RN Track) program with advanced.
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    Career Outlook
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This career is currently in very high demand.

Future Demand

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 15,402 new Licensed Practical Nurses to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Where Do Licensed Practical Nurses Work?

Licensed Practical Nurses often work in the following industries.

  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Services

Job Title Examples

Charge Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC Lpn), Office Nurse, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC Lpn), Private Duty Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE Lpn) 

 

   Program Accreditation

The Riverland Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020
www.acenursing.org/

 

    Program Scholarships

"To help meet the cost of nursing school, the College awarded me Financial Aid grants, and various scholarships such as The Bikers of Student Success, Elizabeth Moen Nursing Scholarship, and Stipend Scholarship. Through the program, I became a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and was named to the ALL-Minnesota Academic Team in 2016. This is great program and I’m thankful for all of the amazing faculty members that enriched my nursing school experience."
Benson Ongeri Rochester MN.

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2018

    Quick Facts
  • Diploma
  • 39 Credits | Full-time option (3 semesters); Part-time option (4 semesters)
  • Location: Austin. Clinicals: Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna
  • Offering: Full-time option (Fall); Part-time option (Spring)
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