Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Next start date

January 06, 2020

Finish in as few as

12 months1

Learning options

  • On Campus and Online (Hybrid)
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Earning your Diploma in Practical Nursing can open up career opportunities by expanding your skills. This Nursing program is largely hands-on and campus-based, but with some online coursework, onsite clinicals and career-focused nursing training that work alongside your busy schedule. This Practical Nursing program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

Request More Information About This Diploma

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Sit for the NCLEX-PN Exam

Taught by experienced and skilled nurse faculty, our curriculum prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-PN national certification exam. That means you can earn the licensure you need to become a confident LPN.

Launch a Career as a Practicing LPN

Our LPN program graduates, upon licensure, are able to start their nursing career and work for leaders in the following industries: assisted living, clinics, home healthcare, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for licensed practical and vocational nurses is 12%.2 A Practical Nursing Diploma from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

Take the Next Step—Talk to Us!

There are some errors in the form. Please correct the errors and submit again.

Request More Information

Request More Information About Our Practical Nursing Program

Fill out the form to receive information about:
  • Program Details and Applying for Classes 
  • Financial Aid and FAFSA (for those who qualify)
  • Customized Support Services
  • Detailed Program Plan

Step 1 of 3

What's Your Name?

Please enter your first name.

Please enter your last name.

Step 2 of 3

Contact Information

Please enter your email address.

Please enter your phone number.

Please enter your five digit zip code.

Step 3 of 3

Program Preferences

Please choose a school of study.

Please choose a program.

Please choose a degree.

The program you have selected is not available in your area. Please select another program of interest.

By requesting information, I authorize Rasmussen College to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided. There is no obligation to enroll.


What Skills Will I Gain?

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.

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.

Experience Across Healthcare Settings

Gain valuable experience across a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, home healthcare, clinics, nursing homes and hospice care.

nurse helping a patient
Develop your skills as a licensed practical nurse and start making a positive impact on patients' lives.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Introduction to Practical Nursing

    • PRN 1086
    • On Campus and Online (Hybrid)
    • 2 Credits

    Emphasizes key concepts of practical nursing, including expectations and scope of practice in diverse healthcare settings. Includes aspects of patient-centered care based upon evidence and quality.

    Fundamentals of Practical Nursing

    • PRN 1192
    • On Campus and Online (Hybrid)
    • 6 Credits

    Focuses on the fundamental concepts and nursing abilities required to meet basic health and wellness needs. Includes a theory, laboratory and clinical component.

    Family Nursing

    • PRN 1932
    • On Campus and Online (Hybrid)
    • 6 Credits

    Imparts the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to function in the appropriate role of the practical nurse in a family health clinic, pediatric clinical setting or similar environment. Consists of both a theory and clinical component.

Estimate Your Tuition

Estimate Your Tuition

Rasmussen College is committed to making education more affordable for all students. Our tuition estimating tool can help you visualize the cost of your degree and see what savings opportunities are available to help you achieve it.

Estimate Your Tuition

Estimate Your Tuition


What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Nursing Information Sessions

To learn about entrance requirements and receive help planning your career path, attend a Nursing Information Session where you’ll learn about TEAS scores, background checks and immunizations.

Attend a Nursing Information Session

Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Review our credit transfer policies at a nursing information session or on our transfer policy page - we've designed them to maximize credits, potentially save money and help expedite graduation.

View Our Transfer Policy

Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

Learn more about Flex Choice

Class Locations

Where Can I Find an LPN Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Our LPN program is a hybrid on-campus and online experience. Click below to find an LPN program near you.

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
icon-colored-advance icon-colored-build icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-developement icon-colored-growth icon-colored-national icon-colored-prep icon-colored-regional icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-paperwork icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-paperwork icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-camera icon-filter icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-play-solid icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-share-square-o icon-spinner icon-tag icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-testimonial-quotes logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-language-switch icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-button icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-button icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x