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Practical Nursing

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 10 months*

Learn the Fundamentals of Patient Care

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

Program Overview

Train to become a vital member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Licensed practicalnurses (LPNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.

LPNs do everything from helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, and helping older patients maintain health and dignity. They also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team. 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.

Students can complete their diploma in as few as 11months.

Take the Next Step Now

Think you’d love to work as a practical nurse? Contact Concorde Aurora today to learn if our program can help you get there!

*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.

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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?


Practical Nursing 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.

  • 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)

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

Job Outlook

Job growth for LPNs looks strong, thanks to growing demand for health care nationally—and in Colorado.

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 and Licensure

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;