Earn Your Practical Nursing Diploma
Have you always dreamed of being a nurse? When you enroll in United’s courses for practical nursing in southwestern PA, you’re taking the initiative and working toward making that dream a reality.
By signing up for our Practical Nursing classes in Irwin, PA, you’ll be able to touch the lives of patients and their families on a daily basis. If you’re passionate about helping people and want to take on a rewarding occupation, this is a great career option for you!
Continue reading to learn more about United’s training and our preparation for your Practical Nursing License. Irwin, Monroeville, Murrysville, Greensburg and other southwestern PA-located students are encouraged to enroll today!
“I received the best education. I not only gained the skills to be a great nurse, but I also learned how to communicate with families and have compassion and love for what I do. The education I received went above and beyond what other nurses have.” – Melissa Nelson, United Graduate
How We Compare to Other Practical Nursing Programs in Southwest Pennsylvania
At United, our practical nursing program in Irwin, PA is a direct admittance program. This means you won’t waste time and money taking classes only to find out later that you are not accepted into the program. You will graduate in just 12 months, and upon graduation, our students are eligible to take the licensing exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
During your year at United you’ll be fine-tuning your skills, becoming more familiar with various nursing resources, and working with real patients.
When students choose to earn their practical nursing diploma in Irwin within the southwestern radius of Pennsylvania, they’ll learn how to do the following:
- Conduct physical assessments
- Administer medications
- Care for wounds
- Assist patients with daily activities
- Perform IV therapy
- Perform phlebotomy and give injections
- Monitor vital signs
- Collect medical specimens
- Perform routine lab tests
- Monitor medical equipment
- Evaluate patient emotional and spiritual status
Applying Your Degree
Licensed Practical Nurses are often the patient’s first point of contact in a medical facility. Their skill sets include reviewing medical histories, collecting samples for routine laboratory testing, and administering patient care, making them valuable employees in the following areas:
- Working for a pediatrician’s office
- Working at a hospital
- Working in an emergency room
- Working at a long term care of nursing home facility
- Working for a community or home-health agency
- Working at a rehabilitation center
- Working for a variety of clinics
- Working for any number of private physicians
Practical Nurses are an important part of the medical team. United’s program provides you the training needed to sit for the state licensing exam. To learn more about this program, call 724-515-2440 or Request Information.
To achieve the aims of the Practical Nursing program, students are required to participate in clinical experiences in a variety of settings. This is in addition to learning the theory content included in the nursing classes. Some of the clinical rotations nursing students may experience include the following:
- Excela Health
- Allegheny Health Network
- Hempfield Manor
Practical Nursing License
Nursing students will utilize the nursing process to provide safe, effective care while applying the scientific principles of nursing.
This program fulfills the educational prerequisites for professional licensing in Pennsylvania. Upon program completion, graduates will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses.
Successfully passing the Pennsylvania State Licensing Exam qualifies the graduate to be employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Pennsylvania.