Associate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
As a student in the Practical Nursing program at NLTCC, you'll receive a comprehensive education that prepares you to meet the licensure requirements for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In this article, we'll explore the details of the program, the career options available to graduates, and the benefits of attending NLTCC.
What is the Practical Nursing program?
This program prepares students to meet the licensure requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE). The program consists of classroom instruction, lab practicum and supervised clinical activities in accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a diploma and is eligible to apply to take the National Council of State Boards Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Our Practical Nursing program at Northwest LA Technical Community College has several objectives, including:
- Preparing students to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)
- Teaching students how to provide safe, competent, and compassionate care to patients across the lifespan
- Helping students develop critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities
- Providing students with hands-on clinical experience at local healthcare facilities
Why Choose a Career in Nursing?
There are many compelling reasons to consider a career in nursing. For one, the demand for nurses will remain high in the coming years as the population ages and the need for healthcare services increases.
Nurses also enjoy a high level of job security and a competitive salary, with the potential for advancement to leadership roles or higher levels of education. In addition to the practical benefits, many nurses find a great sense of purpose and fulfillment in their work because they can make a positive difference in the lives of their patients.
Still, others choose to nurse because of the many benefits it offers. Nurses enjoy good working conditions, competitive salaries, and excellent job security. They also have the opportunity to work in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, and prisons.
No matter your reasons for choosing nursing, you can be sure that it is a rewarding career field with many growth opportunities.
Career Options for Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program
As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program at Northwest LA Technical Community College, you'll have a wide range of career options available. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are in high demand across the country, and there are many different types of healthcare settings where you can put your skills to use. Some of the most common places where LPNs work include:
- Hospitals: LPNs can work in various departments within a hospital, such as medical-surgical units, intensive care units, or rehabilitation centers. In these settings, LPNs may be responsible for administering medications, collecting vital signs, and assisting with patient care tasks.
- Nursing homes: LPNs can work in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, providing care for older adults or those with chronic health conditions. In these settings, LPNs may be responsible for tasks such as assisting with activities of daily living, administering medications, and providing wound care.
- Home healthcare agencies: LPNs can work for home healthcare agencies, providing care to patients in their own homes. In these settings, LPNs may be responsible for administering medications, collecting vital signs, and providing patient education.
- Outpatient clinics: LPNs can also work in outpatient clinics, where they may be responsible for administering medications, collecting vital signs, and providing patient education.
Benefits of Attending NLTCC's Practical Nursing Program
There are many benefits to attending NLTCC for the Practical Nursing program. Some of the highlights include:
- Experienced faculty: Our faculty members are dedicated professionals with years of experience in the nursing field. They will provide the guidance and support you need to succeed in the program and beyond.
- State-of-the-art facilities: We have modern classrooms, labs, and clinical facilities that provide students with the best possible learning environment.
- Supportive learning environment: At Northwest LA Technical Community College, we believe in providing students with the support they need to succeed. That's why we offer academic advising, tutoring, and other resources to help you stay on track and reach your goals.
- Partnerships and relationships: We have partnerships and relationships with local healthcare organizations, which can provide valuable networking opportunities for our students. These connections can help you build a strong foundation for your career after graduation.
Your First Step to a Nursing Career is at Northwest LA Technical Community College
Northwest LA Technical Community College is an excellent place to start if you're interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. Our Practical Nursing program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in this rewarding career. With experienced faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive learning environment, we're confident you will find everything you need to succeed at our school.
We look forward to helping you take the first step on your nursing journey! If you are ready to take the first step on your nursing journey, we encourage you to visit our website and apply to the Practical Nursing program today. Our admissions team is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the application process.