Drake State awarded $75K grant to expand its LPN program

August 25, 2021

The Health Sciences department at Drake State Community & Technical College secured nearly $75,000 from the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) to strengthen its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program.

The money will be used to create additional career pathways for practical nursing students who are interested in pursuing a career in patient care or medicine. These pathways will also help expand Alabama’s healthcare industry.

“Funding like this provides greater access to nursing careers in and out of the hospital and much-needed scholarships that will go toward books, tuition and fees, uniforms and more technology,” said Health Sciences Director Dr. Alice Raymond. “Students will be able to focus on their studies rather than worry about how to finance their education. That is an added bonus for them.”

Drake State’s practical nursing program started in 1963 and has been providing licensed practical nurses to area healthcare facilities for nearly six decades.