EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Practical Nursing Diploma program (PN) at the Eagan, Minnesota, campus, will now offer expanded class times on evenings and weekends starting in October.1 PN students will be able to choose to take evening and weekend courses or daytime weekday courses to enjoy greater flexibility as they prepare to meet the growing healthcare needs in the community.
“We are excited to offer evening and weekend class times in addition to our daytime classes for our Practical Nursing program at our Eagan campus. This will allow our students in the greater Twin Cities metro area the ability to select the hours that best meet their personal situation,” said Dr. Angela Christian, DNP, RNC, Rasmussen College Eagan campus Dean of Nursing. “We are proud to provide these expanded scheduling times to allow our students more flexibility in pursuing rewarding careers in the increasingly complex and demanding nursing field.”
High Demand for LPNs in the Twin Cities
According to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, more than 2,953 job postings appeared in the last 12 months for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in the Twin Cities metro area alone. Like many communities nationwide, the Twin Cities are in need of highly skilled LPNs, with demand projected to grow by more than 10 percent by 2028.
In addition to preparing graduates to confidently sit for the NCLEX-PN® exam, the Rasmussen College PN Diploma program provides students with hands-on training in a supportive campus environment led by experienced nurse faculty. The program has four start dates per year, no pre-nursing course requirements or wait list, so qualified students can work toward a career as an LPN and help fill the growing needs of the community by completing the program in as few as 12 months.2
To offer even more flexibility and cost savings, the Rasmussen College PN program is available with Flex Choice® self-directed assessments, which allow students to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance.
To learn more about the Rasmussen College Practical Nursing program, please visit www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/practical-nursing/.
To learn more about entrance requirements and the program, attend a Nursing Information Session. Register here: www.rasmussen.edu/nursing-session-form/.
1 Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
2 Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
Effective April 23, 2018, the Practical Nursing Diploma program at Rasmussen College - Eagan is a Candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This Candidacy status expires in April 2020.
Candidate status does not guarantee that a program will achieve initial accreditation.
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The Practical Nursing Diploma program meets the educational requirement to apply for licensure as a Practical Nurse (PN). Other eligibility requirements may apply; please verify your eligibility against board of nursing rules. This program may not meet the educational requirements for licensure as a nurse in states not listed above.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college 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 23 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 rasmussen.edu.