Milwaukee LPN Programs - Wisconsin

Complete LPN training in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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

Why become an RN?

Sure, nurses make a huge difference in people's lives and are able to offer great advice to friends & family, but there's more:


  • Everyone respects nurses.
  • You can get your RN in only 2 years
  • On average, RNs makes more than $52,000.
  • RNs can specialize and make over $72,000.
  • Highly flexible schedules & job mobility.
  • More career advancement opportunities.
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LPN Programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

To join the fast-paced, exciting field of medicine many people think that a college education is required. This is simply not the case. To become a licensed practical nurse, an individual only needs to attend an LPN program, which typically lasts around one year. LPNs in Wisconsin are required to have completed at least 2 years of high school or the equivalent. Many people find being an LPN to be a very rewarding job because of the direct impact they have on the lives of their patients.

Online vs. Traditional Courses

Prospective LPNs in Milwaukee have a plethora of options when it comes to deciding which LPN program to attend. While most LPN programs are given in a classroom setting, many can also be taken over the internet. Some programs fit better into an individual's schedule than others, and some programs better suit an individual's learning style.

Traditional LPN programs are given in classrooms, and students learn through lectures given by professors. While some students do not like commuting or are unable to commute to class, the benefit of a traditional LPN program is the extra attention that a dedicated student can get from the presence of the professor. Students are generally free to ask questions during and after a lecture, and this is often very helpful.

Online programs can be just as beneficial to prospective LPNs in Milwaukee. Students who do not live near an LPN program or who cannot attend class on a regular schedule are likely to benefit from the loose structure of an online LPN program. However, these programs are only beneficial to students who do not have trouble motivating themselves to do schoolwork when they are not required to.

After Completing the Training

Once an individual has completed the education requirements, he or she needs to register for and pass the NCLEX-PN. If the individual fails the exam, he or she has 30 days to review or challenge the results. He or she can also apply to re-test.

Milwaukee Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Career Info

5368 nursing students recently graduated from Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin nursing board requirements.


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Which Milwaukee schools offer LPN programs?

Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin?

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, Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin 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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