Denver LPN Programs - Colorado

Complete LPN training in Colorado to earn your LPN certification and increase your marketability with employers.
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LPN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LPN schools in Colorado.

Find out more about getting your LPN degree in Colorado - online & campus-based options are available.

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  • Everyone respects nurses.
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LPN Programs in Denver, Colorado

The healthcare industry offers many great career options, requiring varying levels of education. One option to consider is practical nursing. The career path of an LPN in rewarding and challenging, and requires minimal post-secondary education. LPNs work alongside RNs, physicians, and other medical professionals to provide patient care.

There are many LPN programs in Denver for individuals to choose from. These programs can usually be completed in between one and two years. Individuals can quickly complete the necessary training and then begin a new career.

LPN programs may differ slightly in terms of admission requirements, but there are some set by the state. For example, applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, a high school diploma or the equivalent is necessary for admission.

Online vs. On-site Courses

The first step in becoming an LPN is to pick from the many programs in Denver. It is important to make sure that the program of choice is both accredited and approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. These programs may offer online and on-site courses, so individuals should choose according to their needs.

There are benefits to both online and on-site courses. Courses offered online give students the power to choose when and where they watch lectures and submit assignments. This can eliminate many scheduling conflicts that may arise between classes and work or other obligations.

Classes that are taught on-site in a more traditional setting are also beneficial. This learning environment provides many opportunities for networking and interacting with classmates and with instructors. Students may feel as though they have greater access to their professors in this environment.

After Completing the Training

After completing an LPN program, an individual must pass the NCLEX-PN and apply for a license. One cannot practice in Colorado without a license or temporary permit.

Denver Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Career Info

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Are you prepared for your next career challenge? Classroom openings for LPN certifications may be about to resume in the Denver area.

Accelerated LPN classes at state universities & private learning institutions offer quality LPN education courses that centers the scope of their lab procedures & curriculums on Colorado nursing board requirements.


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Which Denver schools offer LPN programs?

Denver LPN Progams (campus-based programs as well as online LPN programs) are medical training programs. LPN programs are typically offered at vocational schools, technical schools, state colleges, nursing universities, online LPN programs, and other higher education institutions.

The best LPN school for you is the one that makes sense for you and serves your needs. Many two year colleges that offer associate degrees also offer LPN programs. Exact class size and clinical requirements will vary by each college offering the program.

How do I become an LPN in Colorado?

You must complete a practical nurse program and pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) exam to be certified and receive your required LPN licensure.

How long will my LPN Course be?

Most LPN programs take 1 year to one and a half years complete. That's a 12 month to 18 month training program. Some nursing schools offer LPN programs which will qualify you for certification after only 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 months of class.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No. Completing LPN training is not necessary before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN degree can be completed in as little as two years.

What are typical LPN Pre-Reqs?

As all schools have different academic requirements to get accepted into their LPN program, Colorado LPN schools are no exception. You can expect an entrance exam or at least a prerequisite check when you submit your application to determine your eligibility. There may be additional academic requirements also.

At the very least, most schools require applicants to have a High school diploma / GED. You also must get accepted to the college that you are applying to.

Financial aid, including nursing scholarships or federal grant money, may be available to you as a new students enrolling in Denver LPN classes. For more information, check with the Admissions office at the program you are applying to.

Are CNA to LPN Programs Available?

Yes, some vocational schools in Colorado offer CNA to LPN programs. Usually, a CNA to LPN program will last one year. CNAs who Enroll in one of these programs will build upon their existing knowledge to learn the necessary skills to work at the LPN level.

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