Practical Nursing | LPN Program

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Jersey College's LPN Program trains you for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Aspiring LPNs need a high school diploma or GED to apply. Upon completion of the program, you will have earned a certificate of achievement and will be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam. Your LPN training and a passing score on the exam will give you the credentials you'll need for a career in the healthcare field. You will also be in the position to advance your nursing education by pursing an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing. 

 

Objectives

The primary objective of the LPN Program is to prepare students for successful careers in the healthcare industry. A combination of coursework and clinical experiences are used to help nursing students work toward this goal. The program works to instill problem solving, critical thinking, and technical skills in all nursing students. Our holistic approach combines coursework with clinical practice to produce well rounded LPNs skilled in theory, safety, and ethical principals.

Curriculum

The LPN Program combines a humanistic theory and lecture with clinical practice. The program can be completed through day or evening classes (NJ campuses only) and in as few as four 12 week terms. You'll start with Fundamentals courses to build a solid foundation from which to further your education. From there, you'll work through more advanced topics such as mental, maternal, and pediatric health. You'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to take the NCLEX-RN exam and to become a successful LPN. 

Opportunities

Licensed Practical Nurses have the opportunity to work in hospitals, physician's offices, residential care facilities, outpatient care centers, and a variety of other environments. You'll work closely with patients and their families, registered nurses and doctors, administering care and furthering your real world education. 

As the US population ages, the demand for LPNs is growing quickly and the opportunities for students to move into practical nursing positions are broad. Success in the LPN Program at Jersey College will allow you to fill the gap in the industry and to begin a fulfilling nursing career. 

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