(4-26-23) Vantage Career Center’s Nursing programs will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, May 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The open house will be held at the new Vantage Adult Education Health Career division, located at 813 N. Franklin Street (Thomas Edison Building).

During the Open House, Instructors will be available to answer questions about both the Practical Nursing and LPN-RN Transition programs. Live demonstrations of the equipment utilized in the lab and classroom will be provided. Guests can see first-hand how nursing students are trained within the facility using a virtual dissection table and realistic mannequins, including one that gives birth. Local employers will be on-site to discuss the opportunities for job placement in healthcare.

Students who enroll in the Practical Nursing program will progress through 4 phases of training, including classroom, clinical and lab experiences. The curriculum focuses on the art and science of the nursing process and psychomotor skills to prepare the student to be a competent member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Kristin Swanson’s Theory of Caring is utilized to obtain an entry level skill set. All graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses to become licensed. Applications are being accepted for the Fall of 2023.

The LPN-RN transition program allows current LPNs to advance their careers. This part-time program supports the balance between work, family, and school by allowing the student to continue to work during the completion of nursing courses. Applications are being accepted for the Fall of 2024.

Local healthcare partners in Van Wert, Mercer, Paulding, Allen, and Putnam counties have provided support to the program to meet local healthcare needs, as the job outlook for practical nurses and registered nurses is projected to grow 10 percent in the next five years.

Jean Sullivan, LPN-RN Transition Program Administrator

“The nursing programs at Vantage provide a one stop experience with a smooth pathway for students to complete their LPN training and return to complete their RN training. The class size is small, allowing for individual attention and assistance.”

For more information and enrollment details regarding the upcoming Open House or Nursing Programs, please call 419.238.5411, option 2.