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Choose PPC for Your Practical Nursing Diploma

11 July 2016 By Vanessa

Seeking a Practical Nursing (PN) Diploma

A PN Diploma appeals to a wide range of people in various walks of life, from a student directly out of high school to a stay-at-home mother who just sent her own kids off to college. It’s a diploma for those who like the idea of helping the community through healthcare but don’t fit the lifestyle for the traditionally lengthy education route of the medical industry. When the traditional path might take 7-8 years to graduate and find a job, a licensed practical nurse can learn quickly, and jump easily into a lifelong career.

July BlogWhat to Expect as a Practical Nurse

Being a PN is far less demanding than other medical positions, but it still has its challenges. While you won’t usually see much blood or participate in surgical procedures, you will be working alongside those who do. You will provide assistance to doctors as well as feed, clothe, and support patients as needed. You’ll learn how to test vital signs and be versed in emergency procedure.

Though each state and hospital may vary, you can expect a salary of around $45,000 due to the current high demand for quality nurses. That’s a relatively high wage for such a short educational track, and offers another reason for why the PN Diploma can be appealing.

Opportunity for Advancement

The PN career track is advantageous in the short term as well as the long term, offering stability in job retention and a flexible schedule. It can seamlessly fit into your life while still allowing other family or personal goals.

As you develop yourself in a hospital or clinic, you’ll most likely have the opportunity to work in several different types of departments. Some prefer home care while others may gravitate toward psychiatric or surgery. No matter what, you can continue training and building upon your education, even so far as one day returning to school to become an RN or have another specialty.

Why Choose PPC For Your PN Diploma

A PN Diploma is extremely rewarding, both financially and emotionally. You’ll see patients progress and get to experience the health field in a hands-on way. But why choose PPC to achieve your diploma?

Though all PN Diploma paths may be short, the path at PPC is even shorter. We offer a unique, 50-week course that is accelerated so you can take the national exam (PN-NCLEX) in less than one year! And not only that, we also ensure that you can take the classes you need without waiting for them to become available or have space, as is the case with other LPN-granting institutions.

Pioneer Pacific College also knows the value of your time. There’s no class that we require in the program that isn’t directly necessary to pass that national exam. Everything you learn prepares you to not only pass the exam, but to be successful in the LPN career. That includes a discussion of industry trends and being informed when there are new LPN job openings.

You have the drive and you’ve made the decision. Now, let Pioneer Pacific College help bring your dream to reality. Contact us today to get started, or to learn more information about our programs throughout Oregon including Beaverton, Wilsonville, and Springfield campuses.

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