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Nursing jobs are high paying and in demand. Here’s your free chance to learn more

Cuesta College.
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Cuesta College’s Nursing Program marks its 50th anniversary this year, and the school plans to host a series of free sessions in which community members can learn more about its three nursing programs.

The first session will focus on Cuesta’s licensed vocational nursing (LVN) program, preparing students for entry-level vocational nursing positions, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, at Room N2407 on Cuesta’s North Campus.

The second session will focus on Cuesta’s LVN to registered nurse (RN) program, allowing LVN’s with one year of work experience to enter the associate degree RN program in the second semester, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, at Room 2401 on Cuesta’s San Luis Obispo campus.

The final session will focus on the RN program, where graduates can earn an associate in science degree, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, at Room 2401 on the SLO campus.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for a registered nurse in 2016 was $68,450 a year, or $32.91 an hour.

More information is available by calling 805-546-3138 or visiting www.cuesta.edu/academics/scimath/nah/nursingdept/index.html.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7929, @andrewsheeler

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