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As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) you are a critical member of the health care team, providing bedside care for the sick, injured and convalescent.

In this approved program of study, you will:

  • Learn medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology.
  • Learn and develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to the practice of professional nursing through active, participatory, and culturally diverse learning.
  • Become a critical thinker and problem-solver with an appreciation for the moral, ethical, and cultural dimensions of the issues you confront daily in the health care system.
  • Upon graduation, be eligible to take the NCLEX PN licensing exam, which is a standard exam developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

Accreditation/Approval/Certification Status
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Practical Nurse Program has received full approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing, BHP, PO Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, which is a standard exam developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The Michigan Board of Nursing can deny a license to any applicant who has been convicted of a crime and/or addicted to drugs or alcohol.

For more information about our certificate programs, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit www.Baker.edu/gainfulemployment.

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Career Facts

  • The average salary for Nursing Aides is $23,900.
  • For Licensed Practical Nurses, the average is $38,900.
  • For RNs, the average is about $62,400.
  • Nursing is growing much faster than the average occupation.
  • By 2016, employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 23 percent and, for Licensed Practical Nurses, growth should grow 14 percent.
  • Most Nursing Aides and LPNs are generalists, who care for their patients in many different ways. They work in all areas of health care.
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