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Idaho LPN Programs

Idaho LPN Training

Business experts say that the health care industry is one of the most secure for employment and advancement, but many people don't think they can ever attain these jobs with their limited education. Many are surprised to learn that Idaho LPN training takes just one year to complete, and can lead to a rewarding career as a licensed practical nurse.

Idaho LPN training is a specialized type of course that allows an individual to gather the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the national certification exam for LPNs. Licensed practical nurses have the opportunity to apply for jobs in a variety of different health care environments, including hospitals, nursing homes and mental health facilities.

Becoming an LPN in Idaho

In Idaho, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. The first step in becoming an LPN is to complete an approved nursing education program. The exam used by Idaho is the NPLEX.

One can also become an LPN by endorsement or equivalence. In order to do so, the individual must have been licensed in another state for a minimum of 2 years prior to applying. He or she must have completed a nursing education program that is approved in another state or jurisdiction and have already passed the NCLEX or SBTPE. The person will be granted a single-state licensure in Idaho.

Renewing an LPN License

Idaho LPN licenses expire on August 31 of even years. Individuals who want to renew their licenses prior to the expiration date must pay a fee of $90.00. An individual whose license has be expired for more than one year may not renew his or her license.

Additional Resources

Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in Idaho work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

LPN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

As a Idaho LPN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

The Best LPN Schools in Idaho

By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps you find the best LPN programs in Idaho, including the best online LPN schools accepting students in Idaho.

Why Online LPN Classes?

Being a licensed practical nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LPN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LPN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LPN classes online.

Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LPN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking LPN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LPN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

Idaho LPN Resources on NurseGroups.com

Idaho Board of Nursing
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-3110
Fax: (208) 334-3262

Idaho Nurses Association

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Featured Online LPN Schools

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
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Other ID Schools with LPN Programs

1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725
1122 North Liberty Street
Boise, ID 83704
315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83303
1600 S 25th East
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
1000 West Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814