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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.

LPN Program Options

Riverland offers two program options for LPN Nursing. One Full-time day program and one part-time evening program.

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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

Current Demand
  • This career is currently in very high demand.
  • This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.
  • There will be a need for about 15,821 new Licensed Practical Nurses to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth
Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
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)
Where Do Licensed Practical Nurses Work?
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Services
(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Accreditation

The Practical Nursing Program (LPN Track) at Riverland Community College located in Austin, Minnesota is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program (LPN Track) is Initial Accreditation.

ACEN Contact Information

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

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

Scholarships

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

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Last Updated: April 17, 2018

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  • 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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