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Aug 29, 2014 4:03 PM

Practical nursing info session in Crowley

Interested in the Practical Nursing program? An informational session will be held on Monday, Sept. 8 at South Louisiana Community College's Acadian Campus in Crowley. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 109. The campus is located at 1933 W. Hutchinson Avenue in Crowley.

Students who want to begin the program in January need to attend this session.

Practical nursing graduates can sit for the exam to become Licensed Practical Nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, LPNs can earn more than $40,000 annually. LPNs provide basic nursing care and work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Employment of LPNs is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for geriatric patients.

For more information about the informational session at the Acadian Campus, call the Acadian Campus at (337) 788-7521 or email Acadian@solacc.edu.

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