FLCC begins taking applications for new LPN program

The state Education Department has approved the new licensed practical nursing program at Finger Lakes Community College, clearing the way for the College to begin accepting student applications.

The 12-month certificate program begins on Sept. 3 and consists of eight courses spread over two semesters and two six-week summer sessions. Students will visit long-term care facilities, regional hospitals, and community clinics.

At the end of the program, students will study independently with a nurse in the type of setting where they hope to work upon passing the national licensure examination. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for LPNs to grow 5 percent by 2032. LPNs earned a median annual salary of $54,620 in 2022.

FLCC currently has an associate in nursing program to prepare students for the national exam for registered nursing, RN. The new LPN program is an addition made possible by the renovation and expansion of the College’s nursing facilities, completed in 2022. Now known as the Sands Family Center for Allied Health, the wing features simulation labs set up to match hospital rooms with the same equipment that students will encounter in the workplace.

Like the RN program, the LPN program will have a selective admissions process. Details are available on the website at flcc.edu/LPN.

Students accepted into the 36-credit LPN program will be eligible for federal and state student aid programs. FLCC also offers scholarships and emergency funding to help students cover school and living expenses.

Author: Lenore Friend

Lenore Friend is the director of public relations and communications at FLCC and the college's liaison with Finger Lakes TV. Contact her at (585) 785-1623 or Lenore.Friend@flcc.edu.

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