Ivy Tech to host two events at local campus

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ivy Tech Community College is hosting events Nov. 14 and 15 for special programs offered at the Greencastle Campus.

The Monday, Nov. 14 event is for those who want to learn more about the Practical Nursing program and the Tuesday, Nov. 15 event is for those who want to learn more about the Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP).

Both events will take place at Ivy Tech Greencastle, 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd.

The Practical Nursing open house is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Those who attend the event can learn more about the Practical Nursing program and admission requirements, meet program faculty and tour the nursing lab.

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) information session is set for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15. It is geared toward high school students, recent high school graduates and their parents.

Those planning to attend the ASAP event are encouraged to RSVP to aostoich@ivytech.edu or 765-719-6015.

Ivy Tech’s Practical Nursing program prepares graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-PN examination have opportunities to obtain entry level nursing positions in a wide variety of health care areas, or they can continue their education at Ivy Tech or other institutions and transition into an LPN to ASN or higher program.

PN graduates are qualified to provide basic care, under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, for patients in a variety of health care settings such as nursing homes, extended care facilities, hospitals, clinics, home health care and physician offices. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical nurses “is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Learn more about Ivy Tech’s nursing programs at www.ivytech.edu/nursing.

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) allows students who are 21 or younger to earn an associate degree in just 11 months. Students in the next ASAP cohort will begin classes in June 2017, and complete an associate degree in Liberal Arts or General Studies (core classes for transfer) in May 2018.

ASAP creates a unique teaching environment with wraparound support from mentors and peers that has proven to be successful. Sixty-nine percent of students in the program earn a degree in one year, and 100 percent of ASAP graduates have been accepted to their first-choice college upon graduation. Upon completion of the program, students can transfer their credits to a four-year school and potentially finish a bachelor’s degree in just two more years.

Learn more about the program at ivytech.pr-optout.com.

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