A career in practical nursing offers personal enrichment, satisfaction and a competitive salary. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment for LPN's is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through 2014 as a result of the long-term care needs of the increasing elderly population.
Students who complete the 41-credit LPN program will be awarded a certificate. The LPN program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Successful graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-PN (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of this exam, graduates will be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Health Manpower Shortage - This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program as of January 1, 2010. This means that some residents of Maryland enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion.
First consideration for selection will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the application deadline.
State-of-the-Art Laboratories - Our students practice simulated nursing skills in a college lab with state-of-the-art equipment.
Transfer - LPN to RN articulation model: Practical nurses with an active unencumbered Maryland or compact LPN license articulating to the associate degree level and who complete the prerequisites for the RN program at AACC have the option to challenge several of the first-year nursing courses, offering them the opportunity to progress to the second year of the nursing program if they are successful in these challenge exams. Please note: Two years of work experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required to be eligible to apply to our LPN to RN program.