Portland LPN Programs - Oregon

Complete LPN training in Oregon 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 Oregon.

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

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LPN Programs in Portland, Oregon

The medical field is exciting, interesting, and growing. For these reasons, many people who are unsatisfied with their jobs are looking to enter the medical industry. Someone who lives in Portland and wants to begin working in the medical field without going through the years of schooling necessary to earn a college degree may want to consider becoming an LPN.

Traditional vs. Online

LPN stands for licensed practical nurse, and LPN programs typically take around one year to complete. LPN programs can either be completed in college classrooms in Portland or from home over the internet with online classes.

Traditional programs are recommended for students who prefer to learn from lectures and have direct contact with the teacher in person. Students who take these courses are required to commute to campus in order to turn in assignments and take exams.

Online programs allow students to work from home. These programs are often preferred by students who work full-time or have other time-consuming obligations. These programs are also often the only way to train to become an LPN if an individual does not live near an LPN program.

After Graduation

Once a student has graduated from an LPN program, he or she must next become licensed. In order to do that, he or she must register for and pass the NCLEX-PN exam.

Portland Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Career Info

1544 nursing students recently graduated from Oregon nursing schools.
Will you be next?

Are you prepared for your next career challenge? Classroom openings for LPN certifications may be about to resume in the Portland 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 Oregon nursing board requirements.


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Which Portland schools offer LPN programs?

Portland 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 Oregon?

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, Oregon 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 Portland 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 Oregon 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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