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Practical Nursing

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 13 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 licensure exam.*
  • Daytime 13-month program or evening/weekend21-month program available.

Program Overview

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

As an LPN, you could do everything from helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, and helping older patients dress. You’ll also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.

Students can complete their diploma in as few as 13months.

Take the Next Step Now

Think you’d love to work as a practical nurse? Contact Concorde Kansas City 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 Kansas City’s practical nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

  • 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 Missouri.

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 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;