College extends practical nursing deadline

Published 12:24 pm Monday, April 27, 2020

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The application deadline for the Practical Nursing program at Isothermal Community College has been extended to Thursday, June 25.

The deadline had already been extended once to allow students more time during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Recent events have made it clear that nurses are in great demand and will continue to be in demand, said Stephanie Denison, the director of the program. “Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have been working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Job stability for LPNs has held steady over the years and has increased with the current crisis. More practical nurses are needed to join the healthcare team. In only one year’s time, you could be one of those nurses.”

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People interested in becoming a nurse have an opportunity to begin classes this August.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Tina Porter, Pre-Health Sciences nursing advisor, at 828-395-1621 or by email at

Denison would also enjoy the opportunity to discuss the program with potential students. Her contact information is 828-395-1762 or email


Submitted by Mike Gavin