The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC), in a partnership with the Brethren Retirement Community in
, is offering a Practical Nurse class set to begin in January 2013. The 41-week Practical Nursing program is divided into four separate but integrated quarters. After initial classroom training, students report to area healthcare facilities for clinical experiences on Monday and Tuesday, and continue in the classroom on Wednesday through Friday each week. Greenville, Ohio
On Thursday, September 6th, Sue Steck RN, BSN, MEd will be available in the main lobby of the Brethren Retirement Community from 1 to to provide information and answer questions regarding the LPN program.
Licensed Practical Nurses provide bedside care under the direction of Registered Nurses. The program emphasizes hands on care and medication administration. After successful completion of the program, graduates may sit for the National Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses and receive their license to practice nursing (LPN). Graduates may also transition into registered nursing programs (RN).
According to student Stephanie Knight of Arcanum, the program “gave her the opportunity to fast track into an RN program.” Krystal Barber who graduated from the LPN program in 2010, stated that the “MVCTC,
BRC LPN program had me so well prepared for the fast track Kettering RN program and gave me the opportunity to complete the requirements in 15 months and graduate in April of this year.” Jessica Sparks of stated “The relationship with the Brethren Retirement Community was wonderful.” Heather Zornes of Greenville added: “It’s an exceptional program.” Tipp City
John Warner, President of Brethren Retirement Community commented: “We are pleased with the partnership with
and are looking forward to the next session. It’s a great opportunity for area residents to further their education in the nursing field.” While a number of students in the current class are Miami Valley Career Technology Center residents, others travel from Darke County , Miami County , Montgomery County , and neighboring Preble County counties. Indiana
The first step in the enrollment process is to submit an application and the second step is the completion of an entrance assessment that can be taken at MVCTC. Students are encouraged to apply early as classes fill quickly. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For pre-admission requirements, enrollment and tuition information and entrance assessment dates, contact the Miami Valley Career Technology Center Adult Education Office at
(800) or 716-7161 (937) . Information is also available at ae.mvctc.com. 854-6297