Herzing University recently announced a new practical nursing diploma program that will be offered on its Akron campus to train students to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and fill a workforce need in the region.
The 12-month program is set to begin in September and will provide classroom experience from nursing leaders and hands-on learning in Herzing’s nursing skills lab and simulation lab. Clinical hours will also be required in order for students to complete the program and sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Herzing-Akron campus president Bill Cassidy tells PRNewswire.com, “The healthcare sector continues to be the top employer in Northeast Ohio, and our new LPN program makes it easier to get started in this growing field. These new LPNs will help our healthcare partners address staffing needs at skilled nursing facilities, physician’s offices and hospitals.”
Ohio is one of five states with the highest level of employment for licensed practical nurses according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment for LPNs is expected to rise by up to 12 percent through 2026.
Herzing’s Akron campus has also seen increased interest in its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree which trains students to become registered nurses (RNs). The practical nursing curriculum is designed so that students who want to continue their nursing education can enroll directly into the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
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