Employment opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses are projected to grow by 25% through the year 2020. The figure, projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistic, represents a growth rate that is faster than the average for all professions. While the job prospects remain optimistic, it depends on the industry. Home health care and nursing care facilities offer the largest employment opportunities for LPNs. Newly licensed nurses seeking employment in hospitals will face fierce competition due to fewer jobs and preference for experienced LPNs. The increasing elderly population and their health care needs drive demands for LPNs. Advances in technology also facilitate the redirection of procedures, once performed exclusively in hospitals, to physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, and emergency medical centers. Therefore, LPNs can expect to find employment primarily in nursing care facilities and home health care agencies as an increasing number of seniors with functional disabilities prefer to receive medical care in the comfort of their private residences.
Mildred Elley School – New York City
The Practical Nursing program at Mildred Elley prepares graduates for licensure as a practical nurse in New York State. Graduates earn college credit to transfer to a degree program and are also prepared for success on the NCLEX-PN. The program comprises of classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a simulated lab and clinical sites, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Course topics include pharmacology, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, introduction to practical nursing, New York laws and ethics governing the practice, nursing leadership, transition to practice, mental health concepts, maternal-child, pediatric, geriatric, and medical-surgical nursing. Students benefit from lifetime assistance with job placement, financial aid, and scholarships, flexible schedules, and convenient location. Full-time students complete the program in 64 weeks. Tuition is $27,996 plus $3,242 for books and supplies.
- Website: http://www.mildred-elley.edu/academics/new-york-city-metro/practical-nursing-lpn-programs-nyc
- Address: 25 Broadway, Floor 16, New York, NY 10004
- Phone: (212) 380-9004
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 50.00%
NYC Dept of Ed – Manhattan Adult Learning Center
The Practical Nursing Program at the Manhattan Adult Learning Center is coordinated by the NYC Department of Education and depends on available funding from the state. Program graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for state licensure. The state-funded program was developed in response to the growing need for healthcare professionals to provide care at the practical nursing level. Experienced faculty are supportive of the adult learners seeking to start new careers in health. Students complete the program in just 12 months and earn a certificate of completion. Graduates have the option to advance to other careers in training by training credits into degree programs. Through a combination of didactic and hands-on learning, students learn to perform tasks and execute their responsibilities at various health care facilities. Applicants must pass the pre-enrollment test and meet the clinical course requirements for entry into the program. The course schedule and availability depend on class sizes and state funding.
- Website: http://www.cnetnurse.com/nursing-programs-and-exams/new-york-city-lpn-program-boe/
- Address: 212 West 120th Street, New York, NY
- Phone: (212) 666-1919
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 77.40%
Curtis High School
Practical nursing students at Curtis High School acquire the knowledge and clinical skills to begin a career as an entry-level nurse. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for state licensure. Experienced course instructors facilitate a total of 1,514 hours of classroom, lab, and clinical instruction to ensure students’ success on the exam. Students learn basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of nursing, principles of pharmacology, human growth and development, nutrition, issues and trends in nursing, and caring for patients from diverse backgrounds. Students are selected based on the English, Standardized Test Scores, and a review of their attendance and punctuality. Priority is given to Staten Island residents then to New York City residents.
- Website: https://sites.google.com/a/curtishs.org/home/communities/nursing
- Address: 105 Hamilton Ave, New York, NY 10011
- Phone: (718) 390-1800
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 84.20%