Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic medical care and work under the direction of doctors and other health care professionals. An LPN’s duties can vary depending on the state they work in but usually consists of monitoring patients’ health, administering basic patient care such as changing bandages or helping patients bathe or dress, doing routine lab tests, and providing status updates to RN’s and doctors.
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It’s possible to complete our practical nurse program in as few as 12 months. While in school you will be immersed with challenging and engaging LPN training through real-world classroom and clinical experiences. Concorde offers our LPN program in Aurora, Jacksonville, Portland, and Kansas City, check to see if a campus is near you.
Put your passion to work for others
Do you have a passion for serving the health care needs of others? A career in practical nursing can put you on the front lines of patient care while you also support physicians and RNs in an exciting, fast-paced environment. If you’ve been searching for LPN programs near you, Concorde might be the right fit and offers the diploma program you need to enter the nursing field.
*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
Concorde’s PN programs emphasize a hands-on, practical nursing curriculum that helps equip you from day one to serve effectively in various health care settings. Once the program is completed, qualified graduates may sit for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Classroom-to-career skills training
PN training prepares you with a focus on the following skills and knowledge:
- Preventive nursing care
- Therapeutic nursing care
- Rehabilitative nursing care
- Restorative nursing care
- Nursing interventions
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EOPSLO)
1. Provide safe, caring and compassionate nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in various healthcare
settings using evidenced based practice to improve outcomes.
2. Function as a competent, entry-level healthcare provider applying leadership and management skills and
embracing ethical and legal principles in the provision of culturally appropriate nursing care.
3. Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to provide optimal care for diverse patients
and their families.
4. Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and
members of the inter-professional healthcare team.
LPN jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 11 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. Find out more about what a career in practical nursing looks like. *Source: bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm 2018-2028
Where can an LPN work?
Besides physicians’ offices, LPNs can find employment in the following settings:
- Long-term care facilities
- Physicians’ offices
- Home health agencies
- Hospice agencies
Accreditation and Licensure
For the Campus in Aurora:
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Effective May 25, 2018 the Practical Nursing education program is approved for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000;www.acenursing.org.
For the Campus in Jacksonville:
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Health, Division of Medical Quality Insurance, Florida Board of Nursing. Pursuant to subsection 464.019 (6) (a) 2, F.S., Concorde Career Institute has been placed on probationary status until the program achieves a graduate passage rate that equals or exceeds the required passage rate for any one calendar year.
For the campus in Kansas City:
The Missouri Board of Nursing has granted conditional approval to the Practical Nursing program. Missouri Board of Nursing: P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656; 573-751-0681; www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.
For the campus in Portland:
The Practical Nursing program at Concorde Career College-Portland campus has been granted continuing Board approval by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
What’s the difference between an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse)?
These are the same job roles. The biggest difference between these two programs is the name, which varies by state. For example, in both California and Texas, this type of nurse is called a VN, while in Florida, Colorado, and Oregon, the LPN name applies. Both LVNs and LPNs work under RNs and doctors and prepare you to take the NCLEX-PN examination to gain licensure. Concorde offers LPN career training as well through our PN diploma program.
How long is the Practical Nursing Program at Concorde?
You can complete the PN (Practical Nursing) program in as little as 12 months. However, program length can vary by Concorde campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When does Concorde’s Practical Nursing Program start?
Call us to find out when the practical nursing program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates are also listed in each campus’s catalog, which can be found at www.concorde.edu.
What is the practical nurse career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, this job field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2028. As the health care needs of baby boomers increase, the need for LPNs is expected to rise.
Why should I become a Practical Nurse?
LPNs generally monitor patient vitals, perform basic healthcare duties, and report to the RN within their work environment. The extent of medical care they can provide depends on their training and state regulations. Because the need for LPNs is rising, their salaries grow exponentially as nurses take on more responsibility. You also have an opportunity to transition into becoming an RN.
Does Concorde offer Practical Nursing Externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Practical Nursing Programs?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
NCLEX Pass Rates
2016 = 87.50%
2017 = 75.0%
2018 = 81.52%