Practical Nursing


Become a Skilled Practical Nurse in as Little as 16 Months*

Now more than ever, the strength of our healthcare system and the health of our communities rely on the skills, knowledge and efforts of skilled nursing professionals and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in particular.

Medical Training College helps individuals receive the hands-on training, practical experience and personalized support it takes to launch successful healthcare careers.

The goal of Medical Training College – Baton Rouge’s practical nursing classes is to prepare graduates to take the Louisiana Practical Nursing Exam, thus gaining their license, and secure employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, EIGHT of the Top 20 fastest growing professions are in the Healthcare Industry! And, as a Healthcare professional, you will enjoy more options, much better job security and stability for yourself and your family.

Why Now’s the Time to Become a Practical Nurse


Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (LPNs and LVNs) is projected to grow 5% through 2032**. About 54,400 job openings are projected each year, on average, over the decade**. Strong job growth in this field can mean potential job prospects and security for qualified Practical Nurses.


The average annual wage for licensed practical nurses is $54,620, and the highest 10% earned more than $72,650 (May 2022)**. Experienced Practical Nurses may also have the chance to specialize in fields like pediatrics, podiatry, day surgery, or even move into administrative or educational roles. Invest your time in a steady career with a good income that allows you to do work you care about.


Many hospitals, care homes, or in-home care positions include the opportunity to work various shifts from early mornings and late evenings. Your training can apply throughout Louisiana and there are many different types of facilities to choose from. Find the position that best fits you and your life.


As a Practical Nurse, you provide vital care to patients and their families and act as an important pillar of a healthcare team. Individuals who find the most satisfaction and success in this field are those who enjoy helping others.

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  • Career Prospects
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Why Choose the Practical Nursing Program at Medical Training College


Convenient Program Schedule

This practical education was designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. Complete your certification in only 16 months*!


Practical On-the-Job Experience

As an MTC student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn alongside working medical professionals and gain valuable clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. Enter the professional world with confidence after gaining real-world healthcare setting experience before you graduate.


Get Certified & Stand Out to Employers

After completion of your program, you’ll be eligible to take the Louisiana Practical Nursing Exam and obtain your license. Professional certifications can increase your employment opportunities, and put you a step ahead of other job applicants who may not be certified.


Learn from Healthcare Professionals

Medical Training College instructors are all experienced professionals who know exactly what it takes to succeed on the job. Our expert instructors are dedicated to helping new professionals get the skills they need to get established in their healthcare careers.


Personalized Support

At MTC, we deliberately keep class sizes small to ensure you get personalized, one-on-one support from your instructors. You’ll feel fully supported and able to gain the skills you need in less time through our small class model.


Job Placement/Career Support Services

Experienced Career Support Specialists will work with you to help you as you make the transition from student to healthcare professional and are available any time to both students and graduates.


Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

We’re dedicated to helping remove barriers between you and the future you want. Knowledgeable Financial Aid Representatives can work with you to help you explore your options and determine the funding opportunities that may be available for you.

Is Practical Nurse Career Training Right for You?

Take the Medical Training College “Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Career Opportunities

As a successful graduate of the MTC Practical Nurse program, you’ll be prepared to pursue professional positions in a variety of interesting settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Doctor offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Government agencies
  • and more!

With experience, Practical Nurses can advance into supervisory and management positions to oversee nursing aides as well.