Stautzenberger starting practical nursing programWritten by David Steffen | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Stautzenberger College in Maumee will offer an 18-month practical nursing program, beginning Oct. 5, that will prepare students for certification as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
“It’s a large part of our mission in serving our community needs, so I am very excited to add the Practical Nursing Program to our current medical offerings,” said Karen Fitzgerald, director of admissions and marketing.
Graduates could work in health care centers ranging from hospitals to long-term care centers, which employ LPNs.
Dean of Academics Wendy Ziems said the program reinforces previous learning throughout the 18-month degree. Registered nurse Carolyn Nagy is the program administrator.
“Our program is designed as a continual progression, so what’s learned in quarter one is reiterated throughout the entire program to build knowledge and foundation,” Ziems said.
The program will be capped at 60 students — 30 day students and 30 evening students, Fitzgerald said. Prospective applicants will need to take preliminary tests to determine admission.
Medical Technology Program Director Sue Hahn said students will get practical nursing experience through agreements with University of Toledo Medical College and Promedica hospitals.
Stautzenberger College is also finishing construction on its new, 3,275 square-foot nursing-education facilities, located adjacent to the campus building.
It will include hospital beds and state-of-the-art equipment and realistic, simulated patients.
Hahn said she is glad to offer a program that benefits Northwest Ohio, because there is a demand for nursing programs in the area.
“It’s exciting for me,” Hahn said. “One of my goals has been to improve the health of our community.”
Stautzenberger’s “Practical Nurs-ing Program” is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.sctoday.edu.