Rasmussen College in Florida, Mid-Plains Community College in Nebraska and Hinds Community College in Mississippi each offer 12-month Licensed Practical Nurse programs. These programs vary in terms of prerequisite requirements, courses and goals.
Rasmussen College offers an LPN diploma program that provides first-hand patient care, analytical thinking skills and experience across different health care settings. Rasmussen College offers the program in a blended learning option as well as an online, self-paced alternative known as Flex-Choice. Courses cover topics in basic pharmacology, gerontology nursing and practical nursing. The program does not have pre-nursing course requirements.
Mid-Plains Community College offers a limited-access diploma program that requires applicants to be approved by practical nurse educators. The program courses cover nutrition, basic anatomy and physiology, and they also provide students with knowledge of healing programs, disease prevention and nursing care plans. In addition to other requirements, applicants must pass Compass and math exams before acceptance.
The Hinds Community College program provides students with administrative and technological skills needed for entry-level professions in health care. The college offers a part-time learning alternative in the summer in addition to a full-time option. Students learn about the ethical and legal aspects of nursing, as well as the treatment of mental health diseases. They also learn about prenatal and postnatal care and development.