Begin Your Exciting New Career In Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing programs at Unitech provide students with the necessary skills and training to practice within the healthcare field. Practical nurses typically handle the duties that are too complex for a nurse’s aide but not required of the registered nurse. These duties include the monitoring of a patient’s health and fluid intake, the changing of wound dressings, and the comforting of the patient. Requirements vary from state to state. Unitech’s program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.

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What makes practical nursing a great career for me?
Practical nursing is a great career choice for those who enjoy the personal aspect of healthcare. Practical nurses get to familiarize themselves with a patient’s needs, thus requiring an ability to empathize. Students who are able to meet this demand find practical nursing to be a very fulfilling job.

What sort of places can I work as a practical nurse?
Practical nurses are able to work in a variety of healthcare environments. They serve in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, health clinics, private physician practices, and patient’s homes. Due to this wide area of ability, demand for practical nursing is expected to grow. By 2026, it will grow by 12%, which is higher than the national average for general occupation growth. Some of this demand can be attributed to an aging baby boomer population that will require more healthcare.

What campuses is this program offered at?
The Practical Nursing program is available at our Metairie campus.

Why Practical Nursing at Unitech?
Not only will Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for the field of practical nursing, there is also ample support along the way to prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well.

What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:

  • Becoming a great caretaker
  • Best practices for documentation of procedures
  • The ability to provide distressed patients with instruction and orientation to procedures
  • Providing routine care including health monitoring, fluid intake, changing wound dressings
  • Best practices for assisting doctors and registered nurses
  • Properly communicating with patients and their families

What Our Students Say

“We have a lot of hands-on training here at Unitech. I feel that I have been given the necessary tools to learn. Everyone here is so nice, from the front office to the instructors!”

– Kierra Knight

Why Unitech?

We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!

We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!

Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the lab’s students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.

We not only strive to provide an excellent education, but to support our students in any way possible!