Cleveland-Area Schools Offer Few LPN Programs; Swiss Train for All Levels
Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer
Keyaushaj Poole likes the high school nursing assistant program at Cleveland’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus, but she wishes it was for Licensed Practical Nursing training instead.
In Northeast Ohio, State Tested Nursing Assistants, or STNAs, earn only about $26,000. In contrast, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) make about $43,000 annually and the median pay for a Register Nurse is $66,000.
Cleveland’s hospitals and high schools have done some work helping young people become nurses in the recent past, but Swiss programs take preparedness to a new level. They train people of all ages, helping them make a better living.