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Few professions offer the flexibility workplace environment of nursing. Nurses can work in hospital settings providing direct patient care in various areas from pediatrics to the emergency room.

The LPN Challenge Exam scheduled for November 4, 2016 is full. The next LPN Challenge exam will be March 3, 2017. Applications for this exam will be be accepted starting on the first Friday in November.
Nurses can work outside of the hospital in the home healthcare industry, long-term care facilities, clinics, schools and more. Whatever career path is chosen, nursing provides many occasions for professional growth. (Due to the ever-changing nature of healthcare, nurses are lifelong learners.) Many employment opportunities are available, with area starting salaries of approximately $35,000 or more.

The Columbia State nursing program follows a competitive admissions process. Nursing applicants are admitted twice a year (during Fall and Spring terms) into the nursing program.

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