RPCC recruiting nursing students and medical assistants

Staff Report

River Parishes Community College is now recruiting students for its Licensed Practical Nursing program and to train to become a medical assistant.

The LPN program is rigorous, selective and takes two years to complete. Students in the program work through the curriculum as a single class, so the college accepts applicants only at the beginning of each two-year cycle; the next will start in Fall 2017.

Our graduates will receive their practical nursing certificate,” program director Keisha Moore RN, said, “and they will be qualified to test for the national practical nursing licensing exam.”

Typically LPN’s work in hospitals, clinics and home health.  They perform various nursing skills such as taking vital signs, intravenous therapy, documentation, and wound care.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at RPCC and complete a practical nursing application and complete all pre-requisite classes by May 15, 2017.

Medical Assistants typically work in clinics and medical offices. They perform various clinical and administrative skills.  Graduates will be qualified to test for national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at RPCC and complete a medical assistant application and pre-requisite classes by July 7, 2017.

River Parishes Community College focuses on building the workforce of today and tomorrow through specific skill training and providing transferrable courses and curricula leading to certification and associate degrees. RPCC works closely with its communi­ties to provide programs for personal, professional and academic growth.