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Answer the Call to Care Become an LPN at Polaris Career Center

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Polaris Career Center is proud to announce the launch of our new Practical Nursing (PN) program for aspiring healthcare professionals. Taught in a state-of-the-art classroom and lab setting, this program provides the knowledge and clinical training you will need to begin a rewarding career in nursing.



Most Affordable Tuition

We believe that quality education should be accessible to everyone. That's why we are proud to offer the most affordable tuition rates in the region. Our commitment to affordability ensures that aspiring nurses can pursue their dreams without the burden of excessive tuition costs.


Brand New Facility

Our brand new facility is equipped with the latest technology and immersive simulation tools to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. From cutting-edge equipment to lifelike simulations of real-world healthcare scenarios, we offer a dynamic environment where students can develop practical skills and confidence in their abilities.


Scholarships & Financial Aid Available

We are committed to ensuring that financial barriers don't stand in the way of educational goals. That's why we offer a range of scholarships and financial aid options to help students pursue their dreams of becoming nurses. Whether you're a first-time student or returning to school to advance your career, we're here to support you every step of the way.

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In-Demand, High-Wage Career

Our program allows aspiring nurses to enter one of the most in-demand and high-wage professions in the healthcare industry. Licensed Practical Nurses enjoy long-term success and stability in a career that offers numerous opportunities for advancement and personal fulfillment.

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No Waitlist

We understand the urgency with which students want to begin their educational journey and career in nursing. By eliminating waitlists, we empower students to start their studies promptly, ensuring they can enter the workforce sooner and contribute their skills to the healthcare community faster.

Start Your Journey to a Nursing Career Today

We designed our Practical Nursing program with the goal to prepare you for a successful career in nursing. Combining classroom teaching with hands-on skills and simulation exercises, our nursing program prepares you for the real world healthcare setting.

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Meet the Team

Nursing Program Administrator

Michael Johnson, PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, FAAN

Dr. Johnson boasts a diverse background in academia and clinical practice. He has worked as an administrator and faculty at Cleveland State University, Nevada State University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned his PhD in Nursing Science from Medical University of South Carolina.

His extensive research and expertise focus on health disparities and inequities, resulting in over 20 research articles and textbook chapters and 40 conference presentations. He has a broad clinical history spanning pediatrics, pediatric critical care, psychiatric mental health, and corrections/jail nursing. Dr. Johnson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, and Certified Nurse Educator.

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Dr. Michael Johnson, Nursing Program Administrator

Lead Nursing Faculty

Raquel Rodriguez, MSN, RN

Raquel has an extensive background in clinical and academic nursing. She has worked in nursing for over 30 years as an STNA, LPN, and RN. She specializes in cardiovascular surgical care, but has worked in a variety of other areas, including medical surgical, telemetry, and skilled nursing. Her academic nursing background includes working as an instructor at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University. For the past 8 years, she worked as the Clinical Experience Coordinator at Cleveland State University

Raquel received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Cleveland State University. She is finishing her PhD in Urban Studies with a specialization in Nursing Education at Cleveland State University.

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Raquel Rodriguez, Lead Nursing Faculty