Ladderization of other programs into practical nursing Traditionally, “LPNs work in hospitals and nursing homes, but this is no longer the case. LPNs now are being employed in all kinds of facilities and work with people from all walks of life and at all life stages.
Over the years, a career as an LPN has proved to be promising. And now, health care programs such as medical assistant, nursing aid, medication aid technician and other technical courses, and the like in the United States and other countries can be ladderized into practical nursing.
An additional 6 to 8 months of practical nursing education will enable graduates of such health related courses, an the like to be issued a diploma in practical nursing by Kennedy Global, which will enable them to take the NCLEX-PN. The academic subjects can be taken in partner schools who are members of Kennedy Global Nursing Consortium Program in the United States. The clinical training / related learning experience (RLE’s) will be done in the Philippines where Kennedy Global maintains 20 clinical affiliations. Students will be closely supervised and monitored by Kennedy Global’s highly qualified staff and clinical staff coordinator respectively.
Job Opportunities plus Higher Salary
“Today licensed practical nurses are in great demand. They are the second largest group of health care providers in the US. They work in a wide variety of settings and are granted more responsibilities than ever before.”
Salaries are more competitive compared to other health care graduates such as medical assistant and nursing aids. Salaries of practical nurses are expected to increase as the need for nurse’s increases. The median annual earnings of LPN’s in the United States is registered at US$38,189.00
From LPN to RN
A licensed practical nurse can become a registered nurse (RN) by enrolling with the AND/ASN program for about a year after which he/she may challenge the NCLEX-RN. Registered Nurses have better and faster career growths. The LPN can be the springboard into becoming a RN. While one is working as LPN, he/she may subsequently study to finish Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and challenge the NCLEX_RN.