|By PR Newswire||
|March 14, 2014 02:43 PM EDT||
PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prism Career Institute will launch an evening program in Practical Nursing at its Philadelphia campus, located at 8040 Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia. Prism scheduled a class start on April 7 for the new program, which will be offered three nights per week and on Saturdays and can be completed in 18 months.
Prism also recently launched a daytime Practical Nursing program at its Egg Harbor Township campus, located in the Bayport One Building, 8025 Black Horse Pike in West Atlantic City, N.J. The Egg Harbor location also offers programs in Medical Assisting and Nurse Aide (CNA).
Employment of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is projected to grow 25 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Practical Nursing program is designed for individuals seeking a career where they can apply their sympathetic, caring nature, with an opportunity to provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support and other personal care to patients, the nursing field continues to grow.
"An evening nursing program allows our students the ultimate flexibility – to keep their day jobs but pursue an exciting new career," said Frank Strassacker campus director of Prism Career Institute in Philadelphia. "Nursing continues to be a growing field in our region and across the nation."
Graduates of the Prism Career Institute Practical Nursing program will possess the skills to provide direct care for the sick, injured and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
The median annual wage for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses was $41,540 in May 2012, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $30,970, and the top 10 percent earning more than $57,360, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
About Prism Career Institute
With four campuses in the greater Philadelphia area, Prism Career Institute helps prepare students to find success through career-oriented education. To aid in accomplishing this goal, Prism is dedicated to providing quality training in all of its program offerings. Campus locations include Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor Township, NJ as well as Philadelphia and Upper Darby, PA. For more information, go to www.prismcareerinstitute.edu.
SOURCE Prism Career Institute