LPN Accredited Online Schools

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Many different online schools offer LPN preparation programs, great for busy, working adults who want to further their careers without giving up their full-time jobs. LPN programs -- which focus more on technical skills as opposed to theory and organization -- can be easily accomplished using the online learning platform. Completing this type of program gives students the training they need to take the National Council Licensure Examination -- Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which you must pass to become an LPN.

1 University of Phoenix

Established in 1976, University of Phoenix offers a variety of associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in nursing. There are also certificate programs geared towards training students for the active role of Licensed Practicing Nurse (LPN), as well as preparing for the national licensing exam. The school's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education.

University of Phoenix 3157 East Elwood St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 866-766-0766 phoenix.edu

2 Indiana State University

Indiana State University is renowned for its nursing program. Its two main nursing programs are the LPN to BN program, and the RN to BN program, both rounding out the base of acquired real-world skills with theory, organization and more clinical training. A nursing education certificate is also available, and the LPN programs are designed to be completed quickly, with a combination of online learning and in-person training at local facilities and institutions.

Indiana State University - Office of Distance Support Services Erickson Hall, room 122 Terre Haute, IN 47809 888-237-8080 indstate.edu

3 Kaplan University

Kaplan offers over 20 nursing programs. LPN training programs are available, offering completion times of just nine to 12 months; those courses prepare students to take the national LPN exam. Online classes -- which are mixed with partnerships at local campuses and facilities -- complete the curriculum. The RN to BSN program is one of the most popular, but all of the programs are fully accredited and offer a specific approach to fit with your existing certification, knowledge and future goals.

Kaplan University 1801 East Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA 52807 866-527-5268 kaplanuniversity.edu

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