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GNTC | Practical Nursing

(Music) (Announcer) One of the most rewarding career paths an individual can pursue is nursing – the largest occupation in the healthcare industry. Licensed Practical Nurses or LPNs provide
and coordinate patient care in a very wide variety of settings including hospitals, physicians’
offices, home healthcare, nursing care facilities, outpatient clinics, and much more. The Practical Nursing program at Georgia Northwestern
Technical College prepares students to become competent, and ethical Licensed Practical
Nurses that provide highly personalized patient care in the clinical setting and beyond. (Jamie Demore) Probably the biggest thing as far
as the program was the instructors in the classroom and the clinical setting because
they were so hands-on and they so concerned with us and so supportive and they wanted
the best for us and they wanted us to do well and achieve. Even now when I see them, they are constantly
just wanting us to do better and build us up and that relationship I think really helped
me because I felt like I wasn’t by myself (Announcer) GNTC offers the Practical Nursing diploma
for students that want to pursue a Licensed Practical Nursing career track. LPNs provide basic medical care, monitor patient
health, and are responsible for the comfort of the patient. They work under the supervision of a Physician
or Registered Nurse. Once a student completes the program, they
need to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing for the
state they plan to work in as a LPN. (Adalberto Morales) I chose to be in this program because of beingable to take care of different kinds of people.The diverse culture, knowing that they need my help and I can provide it . . . just being able to care for them because I am the kind
of person that cares about people so knowing that I can help them – it’s really a great
feeling. (Announcer) In addition to caring for and educating patients, LPNs also provide emotional support to patients and their families. (Rachel Buford) You’ll have those moments with certain patients where they will just hug you or hold your
hand and you know your right where your supposed to be in the correct profession. (Announcer) According to the United States Department
of Labor, employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from
2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. (Jamie Demore) It is easily the most rewarding profession. . . The first time you get to watch somebody learn to walk again, or the first time you get to teach somebody something, or the first time you
get to watch someone have the first meal that they had in months. I mean it is so rewarding. (Announcer) As the population continues to get older and with people living longer due to new discoveries in medicine, there will always be a very high
demand for qualified LPNs. So if you are looking for a rewarding career
in a fast paced environment that employs critical thinking skills and a commitment to lifelong
learning then consider a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. (Jamie Demore) I personally love long-term care, I love being able to see the same people every day, being able to have these relationships built. (Adalberto Morales) It’s really hands-on and they have a lot of materials that basically everything you need to succeed out in the real world and
what really helps out is going out to the clinicals and actually working hands-on with
real life patient. (Rachel Buford) You really have a variety of what you want to do it’s not just one type of nursing and I think that’s wonderful. (Announcer) To find out more about GNTC’s Practical
Nursing program, visit our website or give us a call for more information. (Music)

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