WHAT MAKES OUR PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM UNIQUE?
AIAM takes a holistic approach in teaching students nursing skills. This means while you will learn the skills you need to test to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will also learn ethics and the importance of a patient’s emotional care. AIAM nursing students receive both classroom education and experience at Central Ohio Clinical sites working alongside medical professionals.
About the Practical Nursing Program
- 750 total program hours
- 9 months, three 12-week quarters
- 46 credit hours
- Once successfully completed, graduates are awarded a diploma and are then eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
- What you can do with this diploma: The role of an LPN is at the bedside. LPNs provide routine care, maintain medication and treatments for clients, collect general data, and teach healthy lifestyles within physicians’ offices and clinical settings. LPNs can work in multiple care settings including doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities, and private residences.
The Rewards of a Career as a Licensed Practical Nurse:
The salary and need for a certain job field are not quite as important if there aren’t benefits, rewards, and enjoyment in the job. When it comes to nursing there are plenty of reasons why this is a career that you will not only enjoy but incredibly rewarding as well.
- Flexible Schedule: Nursing offers flexible working through the shift work patterns. There are opportunities to work part-time so you can fit your family around your career. If you work independently, you can choose the hours you work. Sometimes, you’ll work during the holidays, but you can also schedule quieter days off — and vacations are cheaper during off-peak times. There are not many jobs where there is so much flexibility.
- Opportunity to Travel: A Practical Nurse License from countries like the USA is a passport to traveling the world. You’ll find you can work across the globe and combine your nursing career with travel. If you want to work in the developing world or are dreaming of a transfer to a warmer climate, nursing is the ticket.
- Helping Others: One of the most rewarding aspects of nursing is the way in which nurses get to know the patients, especially in rehabilitation, caring for people with chronic disease and as part of a holistic medicine career. This unique relationship is what makes nursing so special and attracts people to the profession. There are opportunities to meet people at the beginning of life and at the end of their lives, which is a unique quality of being a nurse.
- Become Your Own Boss: One of the surprising parts of being a nurse is that it gives you the foundations to set out and become an entrepreneur. Your qualification gives you that added credibility, so if you want to head off developing apps or set up an alternative medicine career, nursing is a good way to start. Nurses can also set up care homes, develop health products and more. Technology is an emerging subspecialty with new developments happening all the time and can be a perfect opportunity to carve out a career pathway.
- A Shorter Career Path: A medical doctor career can take a number of years – four in medical school, then an additional three to seven years in residency. At the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, you can become a Licensed Practical Nurse in only 9 months with our Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
Licensed Practical Nurse Job Growth
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.
Licensed Practical Nurse Average Salary:
According to Indeed: The average salary for a Licensed Practical Nurse is $23.39 per hour, with top professionals earning over $41 per hour.
Data collected from Indeed.com
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
- Personal on-site tour and interview with an admissions representative
- Complete application form with $125 enrollment fee (can be paid at enrollment)
- Complete entrance test with minimum identified standard met or exceeded for consideration. The requirement is 41.3% total adjusted score on the TEAS/70% total adjusted score on the HESI. $65 testing fee per attempt must be paid by the prospective student. Those with a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited United States institution are exempt from this requirement
- Meet with Financial Aid representative to discuss payment options
- Submit proof of earned high school diploma or GED recognized by the Department of Education, or foreign equivalent that has been officially evaluated
- Complete enrollment agreement and accompanying paperwork
PRACTICAL NURSING TUITION PRICE
46 Credit Hours of Tuition at $299 per Credit Hour
Ohio Video Disclosure Course
Nursing Supply Bag
Lab Fee ($150 per quarter)
Student Identification Card
Uniform (2 patches)
Technology Fee ($1043.33 per quarter)(includes eBooks as applicable)
Total Tuition and Required Fees
For more information on other student costs and optional fees, visit our course catalog page.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION - PRACTICAL NURSING
AIAM Gainful Employment information is available for all programs in Adobe PDF format
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