LPN to RN Programs Becoming More Common

As the nation’s nursing schools buckle-down to provide as much student support as possible, continued calls from officials seeking RNs are taking the stage. The nursing shortage was predicted by officials a few years ago, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to report the growing need in the profession. However, it is more apparent that the primary demand for nurses lies in positions that require RN licensing and higher, specialty certifications. This information, coupled with market reports, is leading many schools to find creative solutions for existing CNAs and LPNs.

“Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) on Martha’s Vineyard will soon have the opportunity to become registered nurses (RNs) through courses offered on the Island through Cape Cod Community College (CCCC). The community college plans to launch a new local LPN to RN transition program later this year in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH), Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and the Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA).

CCCC officials will hold information sessions at 11 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, January 8, in the library conference room at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Anyone who is interested or might be interested in CCCC healthcare courses, especially its LPN to RN transition program, is encouraged to attend one of the sessions and is under no obligation to enroll, according to a press release.” (Read more: New nursing education program planned…)

(For more information about changes in RN careers, visit the American Nurses Association.)

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