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Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Aurora, CO

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*


Practical Nursing 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.


Aurora Practical Nursing Diploma 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 for Aurora Practical Nursing Program

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 10-months.

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

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for licensed practical/vocational nurses 2022-2032 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

10

Months

5%

National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

35.5

Credit Hours

120

Lab Hours

405

Clinical Hours

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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.

Practical 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.

Faculty

Jeanette Rodriguez Director of Nursing Aurora

Aurora Director of Nursing

Jeanette Rodriguez MSN, RN, CNE

A career in nursing made sense to me because of the security and variety. Becoming a nurse has afforded me the opportunity to up and move from California to Colorado. As a nurse I was able to explore and discover a variety of health care specialties from long-term care to rehab, from  the operating room to pediatrics, and to education. 

I want students to know that the while the nursing programs are intense, when students commit themselves, they can be successful. As evidenced by our campus pass rates and placement rates. My philosophy for education, centers around exploration and curiosity. Ask questions. My favorite in nursing is WHY? Our team is ready and able to walk though any question

Helping a student become a nurse is my motivation, I have not only impacted their life, their family, their future patients and their patients' families.  The number of people that amounts to from helping one life change is exponential. That is why I do what I do, everyday!

Career Outlook

Nurses are Key to a Health Care System

The nursing field is expected to continue to grow nationally, driven in part by projected growth in the population and aging baby boomer generation. 

Growth is expected for a number of reasons, including and increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity and demand for healthcare services from aging population. While people live longer, more people will retire, and this will include nursing professionals. 

While the very population that needs nursing care grows, the gap in active nursing professionals will grow. A challenge that will drive additional demand for skilled nursing graduates.

5%

Projected national job demand for Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses from 2022-2032 

Where LPNs Work

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Physician Offices & Clinics
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Care

Note: Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

Address and Hours

Aurora Campus

111 N. Havana Street
Aurora, Colorado 80010

PH: (720) 808-0455
FX: (303) 839-5478

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday7 am - 7 pm
Tuesday7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday7 am - 7 pm
Thursday7 am - 7 pm
Friday7 am - 6 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

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.
  • The practical nursing program at Concorde Career College at the Aurora campus located in Aurora, Colorado is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

    390 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.
Concorde Career College - Practical Nursing Program is ACEN Accredited
  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.