As a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you will provide basic medical care and work under the direction of doctors and other health care professionals. An LPN/LVN’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.
Join our family
It’s possible to complete our licensed practical nurse program in as few as 12 months. As a nursing student in our healthcare school, you will be immersed in challenging and engaging LPN/LVN training through real-world classroom and clinical experiences. Concorde offers LPN?LVN classes in California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Oregon and Texas. Check to see if our practical or vocational nursing program is at a campus 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. You’ll also support physicians and RNs in an exciting, fast-paced environment. If you’ve been searching for LPN/LVN programs near you, Concorde might be the right fit and offers the practical nursing degree you need to enter the healthcare field.
*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
NCLEX PASS RATES for Practical Nursing
2016 = 87.50%
2017 = 75.0%
2018 = 81.52%
Below you will find campus-specific information about the Vocational Nursing program.
Garden Grove Campus
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 much-faster-than-average rate of 9 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 2019-2029
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
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 full 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.
FOR THE CAMPUSES IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, SAN DIEGO, SAN BERNARDINO, AND GARDEN GROVE:
The Vocational Nurse program is approved by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr., Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-263-7800.
FOR THE CAMPUSES IN DALLAS AND GRAND PRAIRIE:
The Vocational Nursing program has been granted full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Texas Board of Nursing: 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; 512-305-7400; www.bon.texas.gov