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).View Curriculum Summary
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