In our practical nursing program, you'll gain real-world skills in a supportive environment from experienced nurse faculty in small class sizes. Preparation for your NCLEX-PN exam is built into your coursework so you can start changing patients' lives as soon as possible.
With no wait lists at many of our campuses and no pre-nursing course requirements, you could be on your way to a career as an LPN in as few as 12 months.* To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice®—an option that allows you to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments in order for you to earn your LPN Diploma with more flexibility and affordability.
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- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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Gain In-Demand Nursing Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your LPN classes, you can prepare for a successful career as a licensed practical nurse.
High-Touch Patient Care
Our real-world partnerships help you succeed as a nurse through extensive hands-on clinical training as you earn your Diploma.
Healthcare Industry Insight
Learn from experienced faculty and leadership who hold diverse backgrounds in education and direct care, providing you with a strong foundation for the medical field.
Experience Across Healthcare Settings
Gain valuable experience across a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, home healthcare, clinics, nursing homes and hospice care to allow for versatility in the workplace.
Critical Thinking and Confidence
Effectively use the nursing process to gather data, contribute to diagnosis and patient care in order to think and act quickly in the interest of your patients' health.
Preparation for Your NCLEX-PN Exam
Prep work for the national certification exam, NCLEX-PN, is built into every course so you can earn the licensure you need to become a licensed practical nurse and start improving patients’ lives.
Our LPN program is also designed so you can continue your education through the Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option. This credential is for those interested in career advancement and becoming a registered nurse (RN) in the future.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Nursing programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Assisted Living
- Home Health Care
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
- Public Schools
- Rehabilitation Centers
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
To learn about the entrance requirements and receive coaching to plan your nursing career path—including TEAS scores, background check and immunizations—contact us to attend a Nursing Information Session.
How Much Could You Earn as an LPN?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for nursing professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||$32,510||$37,040||$44,090||12%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
NOTE: Reimbursement is not available for the NCLEX exams taken by School of Nursing students.