LPN Programs in North Dakota

North Dakota LPN Training

For those graduating from high school, it can be difficult to choose between entering the workforce or continuing education. Some would like to have a promising career without attending a traditional 4 year school. It is important to know that there are additional options for continuing education. North Dakota LPN training is a great option for those who want a secure career as quickly as possible.

North Dakota LPN training is a specialized training course designed to prepare individuals for the national licensure exam for licensed practical nurses. LPNs are responsible for attending to the bedside needs of patients, and helping to facilitate communication between patients and medical staff.

Becoming an LPN in North Dakota

North Dakota is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Individuals can become licensed in this state either by examination or endorsement, but those who reside primarily in another compact state are not eligible for licensure by exam. It is possible, though, for individuals who are licensed in other compact states who have multistate privileges to practice in ND without a license in that state.

In order to qualify for licensure by examination in North Dakota, one must have either graduated from an approved in-state nursing education program or an out-of-state program that is approved by that state’s board of nursing and includes a clinical component that is at least equivalent to that offered in ND.

After Completing the Training

When the education requirement is met, an individual may register for and take the NCLEX exam for licensure. The following items must be sent to the board with the licensure application:

  • $130 exam and processing fee
  • Official transcript
  • Criminal History Record Check (CHRC)

An LPN can apply for licensure by endorsement in North Dakota, as long as he or she has never been licensed in this state. In addition, the individual must have already taken and passed either the NCLEX or the SBTPE and have completed an education program that is at least equivalent to that offered in ND. The following items must be submitted in order to obtain licensure by endorsement:

  • $160 endorsement and processing fee
  • Official transcript
  • Criminal History Record Check (CHRC)
  • Verification of Licensure

Renewing an LPN License

LPN licenses must be renewed every 2 years in North Dakota. In order to renew, applicants must have completed at least 12 contact hours of continuing education in the previous 2 years. This requirement is waived for the first renewal if the applicant was licensed by examination in SD. An applicant who has obtained licensure by endorsement and has been licensed 12 months or less in SD prior to the renewal period need only complete 6 contact hours.

Those applying for reinstatement can meet this requirement by taking a refresher course. Applicants for renewal must also have worked as a nurse for at least 400 hours within the last 4 years (with the exception of those who graduated within the last 4 years).

Additional Resources

LPN Schools Near You & Online in North Dakota

Bismarck State College

  • 1500 Edwards Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (701) 224-5400

United Tribes Technical College

  • 3315 University Dr. Bismarck, ND 58504
    Programs: Health Information Management-Associate, LPN
    (701) 255-3285

Lake Region State College

  • 1801 College Drive N. Devils Lake, ND 58301
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (701) 662-1600

Dickinson State University

  • 291 Campus Drive Dickinson, ND 58601
    Programs: BSN, LPN, RN, RN to BSN
    (701) 483-2507

Sitting Bull Community College

  • 9299 Hwy 24 Fort Yates, ND 58538
    Programs: LPN
    (701) 854-8000

North Dakota State College of Science

  • 800 Sixth Street North Wahpeton, ND 58076
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN

TrainND Nothwest

  • 1410 University Ave. Williston, ND 58801
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (701) 774-4200