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Fairmont, WV – High school juniors and seniors considering a career in nursing are invited to attend a free ‘Future Nurse Academy’ at Pierpont Community and Technical College for an immersive look into the profession. The camp is set for July 15 – 17 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Pierpont’s Advanced Technology Center in Fairmont.

Attendees will work with Pierpont’s experienced nursing faculty to explore topics in CPR and first aid training, medical terminology, safe medication administration, and more. They will also engage in hands-on clinical simulations and informative workshops designed to deepen their knowledge and passion for nursing.

“This camp offers a like-minded community where students can connect with fellow campers who share their interests and aspirations,” said Terri Armentrout, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program Director at Pierpont. “Students who are considering pursuing a career in nursing will leave empowered and confident in their career choice. They will be armed with knowledge of the next steps and how to get a jump start on admission into Pierpont’s LPN program.”

Pierpont’s one-year, hybrid LPN certificate program offers individuals the opportunity to continue gainful employment while receiving their education. Upon graduation, students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam, opening doors for continuing education or advancement within their employment. Eligible students may qualify for the West Virginia Invests Grant, which enables them to attend Pierpont tuition-free while pursuing their education.

Spots are limited for the Future Nurse Academy. Click here to register. For more information, contact Armentrout at tarmentrout@pierpont.edu or (304) 534-7709.


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