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New online LPN refresher course being offered at Lethbridge College

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge College is hoping to help more practical nurses get back into the workforce.

A new requirement means LPNs in Alberta have to work 1,000 hours every four years to maintain their licence. Nurses who don’t meet that can now take a web-based refresher course through Lethbridge College.

This certificate program is unique for Alberta too, making the online delivery accessible to LPNs across the province.

It was developed to ensure there are plenty of Licenced Practical Nurses in the workforce.

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The College says the expertise of its Practical Nurse faculty allowed the college to develop the program, which has been approved by both the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education.

Applications are now open for the College’s LPN Refresher course. The first intake will start in September. The course includes 16 weeks of theory and lab time, followed by a 240 hour preceptorship.

To learn more, visit the Lethbridge College website.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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