Transition Your Medical Assistant Experience to the Role of LPN

Summer Entry (Bryant Center at Tradition)

This program is being offered at a special discounted rate. Many of the standard fees, excluding tuition, are being covered by a grant. Contact Debra Buie for more information and details on program costs at or (228) 267-8642.

The Medical Assistant-to-LPN Non-Hybrid Pilot Program is designed to assist qualified Medical Assistants (MAs) with the transition to LPN practice via a traditional face to face learning environment.

After successfully completing the summer transition course, PNV 1524, the MA student accepted into the pilot program is awarded six (6) semester hours of credit for previous Medical Assistant education. Thereafter, the student will by-pass the first semester nursing courses (NUR 1118, NUR 1121, and NUR 1131) required of PN graduates and enter semester 2 of the PN program, during the fall or spring semester. Beginning with NUR 1217 and NUR 1223, and thru the terminal PN courses, PNV 1676, PNV 1813, and PNV 1914, course and clinical works will include practical nursing students and the associate degree nursing Prelicensure students. Credit for these courses plus the 6 credit hours for previous education equal the required fifty-four (54) semester hours required to be awarded the Practical Nurse Diploma.

Program Overview

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