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Practical / Vocational Nursing

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 13 months*

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.

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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

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Missouri 1

Additional Info

NCLEX PASS RATES for Practical Nursing
Aurora Campus

2016 = 87.50%
2017 = 75.0%
2018 = 81.52%

Below you will find campus-specific information about the Vocational Nursing program.

Garden Grove Campus
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Curriculum

Curriculum

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.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

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:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physicians' offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospice agencies

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.