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Central Alabama Community College to expand healthcare education with imminent launch of LPN program


TALLADEGA, Ala. – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) will soon launch a standalone Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at its Talladega campus this summer, expanding educational opportunities and addressing critical healthcare needs throughout the region.

“The introduction of the LPN program at our Talladega campus is a significant measure in CACC’s efforts to enhance healthcare education in our service area,” said CACC President Jeff Lynn We recognize the urgent need for skilled nursing professionals, especially in rural communities.

Michael Barnette, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Programs, also emphasized the community impact of the LPN program.

“At CACC, we understand the crucial role healthcare plays in the well-being and vitality of a community,” Barnette stated. “The new LPN program is designed to meet the growing demand for nursing professionals and contribute positively to our region’s healthcare landscape.”

Reflecting CACC’s dedication to addressing the nursing shortage, Dr. Jennifer Gilliland, Director of Health Programs, noted the LPN program’s combination of academic training and practical clinical experience.

“We are dedicated to providing our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver high-quality patient care and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve,” Gilliland expressed.

President Lynn added with bit a forethought, stating, “As we launch the LPN program at our Talladega campus, we are not just opening doors to advanced healthcare education but also paving the way for a brighter future in our community. This program is a crucial step in our journey to foster a healthier society, and we are excited to see the positive impact our graduates will have in the healthcare sector.”

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