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Rhode Island is a great state to pursue a career in health care, especially in practical nursing. LPNs in Rhode Island generally make between $40,000-50,000 per year. The salary juxtaposed with cost of living in Rhode Island is one of the many reasons LPNs set up residency there. There are over 1,500 LPNs currently employed in Rhode Island, and that number is projected to increase. There’s a vast amount of LPN training programs in the area to choose from. The course work may vary from program to program, depending on the completion schedule and type of degree or certificate being earned.

LPN training programs are the fastest way to become a vocational nurse. Most programs take one year to complete. These programs offer education as well as hands-on experience. In Rhode Island, you must renew your LPN license every two years and complete 10 additional education hours. You must also pass a class to obtain your CPR card.

When choosing the program that best suits you, online versus campus learning should be taken into account. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Online training programs are great for a variety of people. You may be a working mother that needs to be at home with your children. Online programs allow for flexibility in hours and time to complete the courses. Are you the type of person that does not like to be part of a campus lifestyle? Training from home lets you learn at your own pace without others forcing you to move on. Campus training however, puts you into contact with professionals that can assist you with your needs. The facilities on campus also have various resources at your disposal that you may not have at your home. The LPN training programs found on campus generally have a strict course syllabus that isn’t deviated from. This can be an inconvenience for those with conflicting schedules.

There is growing demand for nurses in Rhode Island due to an aging population that will require greater amounts of health care as they age. As medical technology improves, more professionally trained LPNs are needed to assist in various aspects of the field. Most companies that hire LPNs offer competitive benefits and even, occasionally, sign on bonuses. As with most areas, the bigger cities typically offer larger salaries. The higher the population, the greater number of people requiring medical attention. Being a Licensed Practical Nurse is one of the top professions in Rhode Island. Getting the right education and taking advantage of the opportunities that might be available can be a rewarding experience.

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List of LPN Schools in Rhode Island (RI)

Complete list of Rhode Island schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Community College of Rhode Island

1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 333-7438

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