New LPN Programs to be Opened in Virginia

Although, as reported here before,  the official goal of the Institute for Medical Report is that by 2020 80% of Registered Nursing force will have a BSN degree,  LPN programs continue to grow and new ones are opening.

The Paul D. Camp college in Virginia hopes to open a school of practical nursing at its Suffolk and Franklin campuses by fall of 2013, the head of the college’s allied health program says.

The Paul D. Camp Community College is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System, and has 2 campuses, in Franklin and Suffolk, and also a center in Smithfield. LPN Programs are planned to open by fall of 2013.

These new programs will be an alternative to the soon to be closed school of the Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing. This school, founded on 1959, will graduate its final class in February 2013, after funding was cut from the school district’s budget.


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