Hodges University to Offer Licensed Practical Nursing Program
an effort to address the workforce needs for health care personnel in the
Southwest Florida community, Hodges University’s School of Allied Health is
announcing the addition of a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate
program, which will begin May 2017.
health care, there is a move towards providing care in a variety of settings
outside of hospitals. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are able to provide care
and promote the health and wellness of individuals in long-term care
facilities, practitioners’ offices, as well as in the individual’s own home,”
said Dr. Holly Evans Madison, director of nursing at Hodges. As a result,
additional health care providers and caregivers are needed to provide the
necessary care for these individuals, which is why Hodges is responding to this
need with its new LPN program.
LPN certificate program will prepare individuals to take the Nursing Council
Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and become licensed
practical nurses. LPNs fill a growing need in health care and are able to
practice in a variety of settings.
demand for health care providers is continually increasing in Southwest
Florida. At Hodges University, we are dedicated to working closely with area
hospitals and organizations to determine ways in which we can meet their needs
with workforce-related programming,” said Dr. Donald Wortham, president of
Hodges University. “The addition of an LPN program to our School of Allied
Health will allows us to provide students with the proper instruction and
hands-on experience needed to become licensed practical nurses in our
by the Florida Board of Nursing, Hodges’ LPN certificate program is completed
in 12-months. Offered on evenings and weekends at Hodges’ Naples campus, the
program will combine in-class lectures, laboratory procedures and clinical
experience. In addition, the program is designed to interface with other degree
programs, allowing graduates to seek professional growth opportunities.
more information, contact Hodges’ Office of Admissions at (800) 466-8017 or
call Maria Vacca in the School of Allied Health at (239) 598-6285.
the School of Allied Health:
The School of Allied Health at Hodges University provides a number of
high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs to
prepare students for entry into the exciting professional world of health care.