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June 19, 2017


Three Rivers Takes Over LPN Program in Poplar Bluff

Three Rivers College has announced that it has received approval to take over sponsorship of the Licensed Practical Nursing program previously run by the Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (PBTCC).

The college is currently accepting applications for the program's first cohort at Three Rivers, with an application deadline of October 2 at 4 p.m. Classes for the first cohort will run from January 2018 through December 2018.

"The PBTCC's program has helped a lot of people get a start in a great career, and we're proud to be able to help that program continue,' said Dr. Staci Campbell, Chair of Nursing and Allied Health at Three Rivers College. "Students in the new cohort will get the full benefit of Three Rivers' state-of-the-art facilities in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, as well as the expertise of our highly-trained nursing faculty.'

The Practical Nursing (Poplar Bluff) Application form for the January 2018 LPN cohort is available online at trcc.edu/admissions under "Application.' Applicants must also submit an online application for admission to Three Rivers College. To be eligible for acceptance into the Practical Nursing program, students must possess a high school diploma/GED, take the ATI TEAS entrance exam, have a 2.0 GPA or higher, and complete a short questionnaire. The college will provide multiple ATI TEAS exam opportunities in Fall 2017.

The program will be a year-long, 55-credit-hour course of study that will prepare and qualify participants to take their LPN licensure examination. Students who complete the LPN program and pass their licensure examination will also qualify to apply for Three Rivers' LPN-to-RN Bridge program.

PBTCC and the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District approved the transfer of sponsorship in March 2017, with Three Rivers receiving approval to take over the program from the Missouri State Board of Nursing in May 2017. Three Rivers also offers an LPN program at its Kennett location.

For more information about the new Poplar Bluff LPN program, or about any of Three Rivers' Nursing and Allied Health programs, visit trcc.edu or contact the Nursing and Allied Health Department at 573-840-9672.

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