Practical Nursing

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 12 months*

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


Practical Nursing

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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.

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