Practical Nursing (Diploma)

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With medical advancements helping people live longer, the nation's aging population is increasing. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that opportunities for nursing professionals, such as nursing care and in-home health care service providers, will grow.* Choosing the Practical Nursing Diploma program at Kaplan College could be a good first step toward becoming one of the individuals that can help fill this need.

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

At Kaplan College, our practical nursing training program could help you acquire the relevant job knowledge and experience to enter this rewarding field. Through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory training, you'll have a chance to develop the skills that could help you stand out in the job market and make a difference in patients' lives.

Career-Focused Training

Combining classroom learning with training in laboratory and clinical settings, our nursing program is designed to prepare you to deliver care to patients under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. Instruction includes helping you develop professionalism, effective communication, and competence in the application of clinical skills.

Professional Responsibilities

As a graduate of our practical nursing program, you may assume the following duties in the nursing field:

  • Providing basic bedside care
  • Taking vital signs
  • Preparing and giving injections
  • Performing routine laboratory tests
  • Recording food and fluid intake and output
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Employment Projections: 2012-2022 Summary, (accessed January 2014). Expected national growth rate through the year 2022. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Campus Locations

The practical nursing program is available at the following Kaplan College locations:



Campus Catalogs

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Tuition and Fees

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Gainful Employment Disclosures

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