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Licensed practical nurses (LPN) play a pivotal role on the healthcare team. Working under the supervision of doctors and nurses, LPNs serve as caregivers and contribute to the treatment plan for patients in numerous areas of the healthcare field. The Practical Nursing diploma* at Bryant & Stratton College provides students the opportunity to continue their education with the Nursing associate degree, as they are eligible to transfer credits from the PN diploma to the Nursing associate degree program upon passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN) exam and possessing a Practical Nursing license.
Through classroom and clinical experience, this accredited practical nursing program prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. An LPN provides care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings. Upon completion of the LPN classes in this diploma program, graduates will be able to pursue a number of patient care career opportunities in both clinical and laboratory healthcare situations.
The PN diploma prepares students for the NCLEX-PN exam. Upon completion of the diploma, students will be eligible to pursue their nursing license by taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) provided they meet the requirements of the state board of nursing
*Available at the Parma, and Akron, OH; Hampton and Richmond, VA and Racine, Wauwatosa and Bayshore, WI Campus locations.
Bryant & Stratton College practical nursing diploma programs are located in Akron and Parma, OH, Hampton and Richmond, VA, Wauwatosa, Bayshore and Racine, WI. The Ohio Board of Nursing views Akron and Parma as stand-alone programs. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Akron and Parma campuses have full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The Virginia Board of Nursing views Hampton and Richmond campuses as stand-alone programs. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Hampton Campus has initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Richmond Campus has full approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The licensed practical nurse diploma program offered at the Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine campuses are viewed as one program and are approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
The practical nursing program located at Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine, WI, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The practical nursing program located at Akron, Ohio, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The practical nursing program located at Parma, Ohio, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The practical nursing program located at Richmond, Virginia, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Practical Nursing diploma program gives students throughout the region, from Akron to Richmond and beyond, the ability to:
Wisconsin Nursing Academic Program Disclosures
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The demand for licensed practical nurses is growing much faster than average according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates with a Practical Nursing diploma are prepared to pursue licensure by completing the national licensure examination. This LPN program also provides the educational foundation nurses can use to begin working to become a Registered Nurse (RN) in the future. Licensed practical nurses may work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing facilities, or private homes.
Major Requirements - 32 credits (Total Requirements - 41 credits)
To learn more about the courses in the Practical Nursing diploma program, please consult our course catalog.
Thinking about joining the growing ranks of healthcare professionals in clinical settings? Are you ready for a career as a licensed practical nurse? Want the education and nursing skills to pursue your NCLEX-PN? Bryant & Stratton College is here to help with a practical nursing diploma program. We offer LPN programs in Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin to give you the LPN training you need to pursue a successful nursing career. Get the conversation started here.