TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Practical Nursing program (PN) at the Tampa/Brandon, FL campus, will be offered on evenings and weekends starting in April.1 The Rasmussen College PN Diploma program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. 2 New PN students starting in April will be able to choose to enroll in the evening and weekend program at the Tampa/Brandon campus or the weekday program at the Land O'Lakes/East Pasco campus. The evening and weekend PN program is designed to accommodate growing healthcare needs in the community and ensure all who are seeking nursing education can find program options to fit into their schedules.
"We are excited to offer an evening and weekend Practical Nursing program at our Tampa/Brandon campus, which will allow students in the greater Tampa metro area the ability to choose a LPN program that works best for them," said Staceyann Sinclair, Rasmussen College area campus director. "We are proud to provide a scheduling option for our students as they pursue careers in the increasingly complex and demanding nursing field."
High Demand for LPNs in the Tampa Metro
According to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, more than 1,850 job postings appeared in 2017 for LPNs in the Tampa metro area. When compared to the number of job postings just five years ago—around 1,070—there has been more than 72 percent growth in demand for licensed practical nurses across the Tampa metro area alone.
"Like most communities nationwide, the Tampa metro is feeling the need for highly skilled LPNs, a need that has shown dramatic growth in the past five years," said Eymie Fitzgerald, Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus dean of nursing. "In addition to preparing graduates for the NCLEX-PN exam, the Rasmussen College PN Diploma program provides students with hands-on training in a supportive environment led by experienced nurse faculty. The program has no pre-nursing course requirements or wait list, so qualified students can be on their way to a career as an LPN and help fill the growing needs of the community in as few as 12 months."3
To offer even more flexibility and cost savings, the Rasmussen College PN program offers Flex Choice®—a learning option that allows students to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments to help them earn their PN Diploma with more flexibility and affordability.
To learn more about the Rasmussen College Practical Nursing program, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/practical-nursing/.
1Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
2The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing diploma in Florida is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing:
Florida Board of Nursing
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3Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing a high standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
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