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Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Denver Metro Area

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Get on the nursing career ladder and start making a difference in the lives of others. Earn your practical nursing diploma with Concorde's Aurora campus through a hands-on career focused program focused on supporting students from enrollment to graduation in as few as eleven-months*


Career Overview

Concorde's Practical Nursing program prepares graduates for entry-level nursing roles and to pursue licensure and become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).  As a LPNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.

LPNs perform a variety of care in a variety settings:

  • Helping feed new babies,
  • Changing bandages in acute care,
  • Keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment,
  • Aiding aging patients maintain health and dignity

They also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.

Program Overview

Through Concorde's Practical Nursing program you can train to become a vital member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. As you prepare to graduate, you will prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

In this program you will learn intravenous (IV) skills and obtain certification that will offer the potential for increased wages from some employers in the area.

Now Enrolling

Concorde is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn foundational skills to care for patients from birth to their senior years.
  • Program includes NCLEX-PN review to help you prepare for the licensure exam.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as eleven-months.*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the medical assistant program is right for you!

 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛ Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

11* Mo

Program Length

9%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

35.5

Credit Hours

120

Lab Hours

405

Clinical Hours

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Concorde Aurora’s practical nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of stable conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for administering medications, taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom and lab. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

Nursing Learning Concepts

  • Dosage Calculations
  • Family Nursing
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • NCLEX Review
  • Pharmacology

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EOPSLO)

  • Provide safe, caring and compassionate nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in various healthcare settings using evidenced based practice to improve outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to provide optimal care for diverse patients and their families.
  • Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and members of the inter-professional healthcare team.
 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛ Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

 

Career Outlook

Job growth for LPNs looks strong, thanks to growing demand for health care nationally.

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary. 

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

  • 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), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org.
  •  The Practical Nursing program at Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. at the Aurora campus located in Aurora, CO is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Concorde Career College - Practical Nursing Program is ACEN Accredited