Licensed Practical Nurse

Level 3
This program prepares you to access the school of nursing.

The Licensed Practical Nurse will usually be the first medical professional to work with a patient. They record the patient's history as one of their first duties. A Licensed Practical Nurse position can be considered one of the most respected positions in the health care industry. It appeals to individuals who like jobs that are rapid in pace, with a wide range of variety. A Licensed Practical Nurses main task is being a positive presence and assistance in the lives of the physically and mentally ill patients which in turn is a very rewarding experience.

Course : Licensed Practical Nurse
Availability:Day or Evening Programs
Duration:3 years


The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and supervising the care process. Some specific tasks are: wound care, making a bed, feeding, bathing, organizing activities, administering medication, taking blood, writing charts, and communication with patients.


The Licensed Practical Nurse has to work in an environment that responds to changing needs of patients, dynamic clinical conditions, and demanding doctors. This means that the Licensed Practical Nurse often has to make on-the-spot decisions in order to give the patient optimum care.


- Accuracy
- Resourcefulness
- Flexibility
- Self-reliance
- A helpful attitude
- Affinity for care
- Result-oriented work attitude
- Oral and written command of English
- An analytical and conceptual intellect
- Ability to function in as a team member


This program consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. A few days a week you will work at a company as a student employee. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.


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This course requires a PKL, TKL, or a SBO level 2 diploma. The student could also have made it to HAVO 3 or equivalent to enter this course.

Level info:
Level 3 Professional.

Transitional options:
NIPA is using the SBO module system in transitioning from one year to the next.
This implies that grades obtained in the previous year will be carried over to the following year.
Students can thus follow the modules from the following year even if they did not successfully complete modules from the previous year, which can be retaken.

In order for a student to obtain an SBO diploma, they would have to successfully complete all partial qualifications.

There is also an opportunity to achieve partial qualification certificates.
In this system, the student is always rewarded, for achieving satisfactory grades.

Most SBO programs allow students to transition to higher levels depending of the structure of the program and if the program is being offered by the institute.

With a level 3 diploma, a graduate would be eligible to enter into a level 4 course.

5 reasons
to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

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(+1 721) 543 0497

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Fax: (+1 721) 543 0479

Monday to Friday,
from 8h30 am to 4h00 pm

NIPA school St. Maarten National Institute for Professional Advancement

National Institute
for Professional Advancement

Building B, Jackal Road #4
Cay Hill, St. Maarten.

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