Allied Health–Practical Nursing

No matter the healthcare setting, chances are you’ve been cared for by a Licensed Practical Nurse. Practical nurses work with doctors and Registered Nurses to provide individualized nursing care.

The Allied Health–Practical Nursing program will help you begin your nursing career, as you study in highly personalized classes, led by experienced nursing professionals. The degree combines our career certificate program in Practical Nursing with our Allied Health associate degree program, which includes general education courses in science, mathematics, English, humanities, and social sciences, as well as development of critical thinking and communications skills.

As the population ages, the need for skilled LPNs increases, with a 16 percent job growth in the next several years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In less than two years, our program will prepare you to successfully pass the NCLEX to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

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Program Objectives

The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in Allied Health Studies are as follows:

  • Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
  • Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
  • Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
  • Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
  • Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level
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Allied Health Studies students

As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will have the option of starting your career as a LPN or transferring your degree to a four-year college or university.

Student Success Story
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Pamelia Isham Practical Nursing Graduated: December 2013

Pamelia Isham graduated from the Practical Nursing Program in December 2013, ending another phase of her education at P.I.T. She completed an A.S. degree in Allied Health in 2011 and plans to follow her PN certification with a Bridge Program to obtain her RN degree and work as a Surgical Nurse. Working full time as a Surgical Tech, Pamelia sought a program that allowed her to maintain her income and care for her three children. She discovered P.I.T.’s Evening/Weekend Program and never looked back. “P.I.T. offered more hands-on learning with plenty of one-on-one time with my instructors. There was a lot of clinical work in the classroom before we ever set foot on the facility floor,” she says. “The instructors have a lot of knowledge from their time in the field at the job they are training us to do. It’s tough, but when you get the answers right, there is a true sense of pride. “The Nursing staff knows their students. They know your strengths and push you when you need that to succeed.”

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