The number of LPNs in Saskatchewan continues to grow for the seventh consecutive year.

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses reports 2673 LPNs were registered in the province in 2008.  Kim Lambe, Practical Nursing Program Co-ordinator for Great Plains College, says applications for the program have been steady over the last few years.

Great Plains College offers 2-year SIAST practical nursing programs at their Swift Current and Biggar campuses, with 14 seats allocated by the provincial government at each location.