Louisville LPN Programs - Kentucky

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LPN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LPN schools in Kentucky.

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  • Everyone respects nurses.
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LPN Programs in Louisville, Kentucky

Healthcare is a great field for those just graduating from high school and those already in the workforce who are in need of an exciting new career path. One option in healthcare is practical nursing. LPNs, after about a year of training, have a rewarding career helping others. These individuals work with registered nurses, physicians, and other medical professionals to care for patients.

There are many LPN programs in Louisville, Kentucky for those who are interested in a career in practical nursing. When choosing between these programs, it is important to make sure one selects a program and is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. LPNs in Kentucky are required to have completed training in HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and pediatric head trauma that meets state standards.

Online vs. Traditional Courses

LPN programs in Louisville are offered in a variety of learning environments, though they are all likely to have some component that is taught in a clinical setting. Though these programs are unlikely to be entirely online, some may give the option to take some courses in this way.

There are benefits to both online and traditional, classroom-based learning environments. Online courses work well for theoretical information, and provide a great amount of flexibility. The virtual learning environment can be a good fit for those who are employed full-time. A more traditional learning environment is also beneficial because students in these classes are able to interact with each other and with instructors, and to ask questions face-to-face.

After Completing the Training

After completing the LPN program of choice, one must register for and pass the NCLEX. He or she must submit proof of passing the NCLEX, along with a completed application and fees, any required background check and fingerprint documents, and any other required paperwork. Applicants must also prove that they have passed the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam.

Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Kentucky nursing board requirements.


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Which Louisville schools offer LPN programs?

Louisville 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 Kentucky?

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, Kentucky 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 Louisville 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 Kentucky 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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