Practical Nursing
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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Health care professionals know nursing is not only a job; it’s a way of life. During this 18 month program (Phase I and Phase II), students study anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of nursing, math, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, maternity - pediatric nursing. During Phase I, students gain necessary practical skills while under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in clinical practice at hospitals, doctors’ offices and nursing homes as well as devote time to classroom studies at the Academy for Careers and Technology. To enroll in the first year of this program, high school students must be seniors, apply for entrance into the course, receive a written recommendation from their guidance counselor, and be tested for admission. Your guidance counselor has applications for admission and other information concerning Practical Nursing. The average hourly wage for a practical nurse is $18.27 an hour with many practical nurses earning about $25.24 an hour.

Salary information was obtained from the currrent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov/oco). Potential earnings are based on national salaries for an average work week.  Local earnings will vary and depend upon business conditions and a worker's level of education, motivation and experience.

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