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Practical Nursing Diploma

Earn a Diploma in Practical Nursing and prepare for practical nursing licensure and a career in nursing in as few as 12 months.

A career-focused degree in nursing can prepare you to help people in need and establish your future in the growing field of health care.

Experienced instructors lead each nursing course to cover patient-centered nursing in a program that prepares you for the NCLEX- PN licensure test.

Our Practical Nursing Diploma program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (PLA) and the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN). (Some accreditations are limited to specific campuses. Find more information about our accreditations and memberships.)

Harrison’s nursing education lets you go even further: You can apply your qualifying credits from your Practical Nursing Diploma to your associate of science degree after graduation for even more nursing career options.

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With a diploma from Harrison, you will be eligible to start working professionally as soon as you receive licensure. In addition, our program offers a variety of quality clinical and simulation experiences, which will prepare you for entry into practice.

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According to O*Net, licensed practical nurses make an average of $44,090 annually and employment is projected to grow by 14 percent or higher, which is much faster than average.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states, “As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.”

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"The staff at Harrison are excited for you to succeed—they are constantly pushing you along." Angela, Nursing
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