Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate Program

It’s the best school. They are very personal and everyone knows my name. My professors remember me and care about me. I’ve never felt so supported.”

– Nycole Gallagher, Class of 2015


LPN Courses Could be the Next Step Towards your Future in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is one of the most demanding but rewarding career paths a person could embark on. It takes a special kind of person to work in this field, one who is caring, affectionate, and compassionate toward others. If you think that these qualities describe you, then our Practical Nursing programs could be the right step for you!

Practical nurses demonstrate great problem-solving skills while paying careful attention to detail. They also have great interpersonal skills and can express empathy towards their patients. All of these characteristics could be enhanced when you enroll in Mildred Elley’s LPN courses! Our Practical Nursing programs are offered at all three of our campus locations in Albany, NYC, and Pittsfield.

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Your practical nurse education at Mildred Elley is important to your career growth! There are so many skills to be learned, whether that be direct hands-on instruction or in-class lessons. Does this seem like a good fit for you? Read on to see why Mildred Elley’s LPN courses could be the next step towards your future in the healthcare industry!

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What Does a Practical Nurse Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors to provide basic medical care to patients (1). Hands-on care, medical records, and assisting patients could all be a part of your daily duties. Depending on where you work and what department you are in, your duties could vary from measuring vital signs to assisting in the maternity ward. Your role as a liaison between patients and other healthcare professionals is extremely important! As a practical nurse, you might do the following (1):

  • Monitor patients’ health
    • Blood pressure checks
    • Temperature checks
  • Administer basic care
    • Wound care
    • Inserting catheters
  • Provide basic comfort for patients
    • Ensure that patients are comfortable and are being well cared for
  • Keep record of patients’ health
    • This could include but is not limited to their family history, diagnoses, medications, progress, and any other medical issues

Where Could a Practical Nurse Work?

Practical nurses are able to work in many different healthcare facilities. Upon graduating and successfully passing your license boards, you could decide which path works best for you. Practical nurses have many possible employment options that could be chosen based on flexible scheduling, future successes, or even location! With so much variety, entry-level LPN’s might be found working in the following locations (2):

  • Nursing and residential care facilities
    • Attending to basic nursing care, treatment plans, supervising patients  
  • Hospitals
    • Work in a fast-paced environment (maternity wards, emergency rooms, etc.)
  • Offices of physicians
    • Assisting physicians with patient examinations, booking appointments, etc. 
  • Home healthcare services 
    • Work with elderly patients, or patients recovering from an illness or injury 
  • Government (Military) 
    • Serve your country through being a medic!

Benefits of Pursuing a Practical Nurse Education

There are many benefits to enrolling in a practical nurse training program. Job satisfaction, flexible scheduling, and job growth are all benefits that you could expect as a result of this program. Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028 (3)? This growth is much faster than the average growth for all occupations! Due to the huge baby-boom population, the overall need for healthcare services is projected to increase tremendously over the next few years, meaning more jobs could become available! The practical nurse training programs at Mildred Elley could be beneficial in finding a career as a licensed practical nurse.


Consider Pursuing LPN Courses at Mildred Elley: Here’s Why!

Graduates of our Albany and New York City campuses Licensed Practical Nursing programs will be well prepared for the successful completion of the NCLEX-PN examination, licensure as an LPN in New York State, and subsequent employment in the field. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nurse program at our Pittsfield location and passing of the NCLEX-PN examination, you can be licensed as an LPN in the state of Massachusetts.

Enrolling in LPN courses at Mildred Elley could be your beginning to a career in healthcare! Our practical nurse training instructors are passionate about giving students the proper education. These instructors come together and teach from their largely diverse backgrounds within the medical industry, which benefits our students greatly. There are many skills to be learned from direct hands-on instruction, as well as in-class instruction, which you could get to experience at Mildred Elley!

Practical Nursing Certificate Program Highlights

Attending Mildred Elley means you not only receive a quality higher education experience but it also means you get access to the most advanced practical nursing job training available. Mildred Elley also offers many different benefits for practical nursing program students.

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships for Those Who Qualify
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
  • Free Career Assessment
  • International Students Welcome

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

After graduating from Mildred Elley with a certificate, enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance! Our hopes are to see YOU pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare industry!


Available Campuses

Our Practical Nursing Courses are offered at all three Mildred Elley campuses!


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