Press Release

Open House Planned for HLGU's Practical Nursing Program

Friday, May 4, 2012
by Carolyn D. Carpenter

Hannibal, MO – Hannibal-LaGrange University’s  Practical Nursing program (formerly Hannibal Public School of Practical Nursing) will hold an open house on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the Burt Administration Building. During this informational event prospective students will be able to speak with several HLGU PN instructors, tour the HLGU facilities/campus, and speak with Financial Aid representatives.

“Career opportunities for LPNs have been expanding for years and is predicted to continue to grow in the next 10 years.  This is a great time to consider furthering one’s education. Students enrolled in this program come from a variety of different “backgrounds”. Some are coming to the program right out of high school while others are looking for a new direction and have chosen the medical field,”  stated Anne Riggs, HLGU Director of Nursing and Allied Health.  

The role of an LPN is to provide care for the sick, injured, and disabled under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians. Most LPNs provide basic bedside care and take vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration. Patients require care around the clock, so healthcare facilities need LPNs on duty 24 hours a day. Many hospitals and medical institutions offer LPNs a variety of schedules, from part-time work to daytime, evening, or weekend hours in order to fill their needs. This flexible scheduling can be a benefit to LPNs with other commitments such as family or continuing education courses.

For More Information

Contact the nursing department at 573-629-3143 or by email at ariggs@hlg.edu.

Click here to visit the LPN webpage

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations