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An In-Depth Look at 3 LPN Programs

Choosing the right school to complete your LPN training program is a critical part of your career. You need to make sure that the LPN school you attend is accredited and also provides you with a high level of training you need to be successful in the nursing field for years to come. If you are planning to complete a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at a later date, you’ll need to find a school that offers a training track or bridge program designed specifically for students who want to further their education. You can find the standard LPN degree program at many vocational colleges and technical schools around the country.

Here’s a closer look at three LPN programs and schools in the United States:

Radians College LPN Program

Radians College offers an accelerated accredited LPN training program that you can complete in about 6 months. The training begins in September, January, or May each year and takes place on campus at the Washington, D.C. location. You’ll study everything from nursing theory, complete lab work, and receive clinical instruction as you prepare to take the LPN licensing exam. Students applying to this program do need to meet the Director of Admissions & Records for a personal interview, provide documentation of several test and immunizations, have a current CPR certificate, and pass a drug test. You’ll receive a Certificate in Practical Nursing when you complete this program, and can benefit from the peer mentorship and one-on-one time available with your instructors throughout your studies.  

Everest Institute, Grand Rapids LPN Program

The Everest Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers a Practical Nursing Diploma program that can make you eligible for LPN positions. You’ll receive didactic theory training in the classroom as well as hands-on training to become a practical nurse. Key areas of study include anatomy, pharmacology, patient care, infection control, and physiology. After you receive your diploma, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). You’ll receive your Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) credentials only after passing this exam.

Eastwick College and HoHoKus Schools LPN Program

The Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools offers one of the most comprehensive hands-on training programs for aspiring nurses and nursing assistants. You’ll be studying primarily in a specialized lab setting to learn about everything from ambulation procedures, patient care, wound care, intravenous therapy, and medication administration. You’ll also learn some of how to use some of the latest computer software in the industry, take classes about maternal and child nursing, and receive in-depth training to prepare for the NCLEX LPN exam.

Some courses for LPN certification at Eastwick College are offered in the evening so you’ll have some more flexibility with your schedule than day-only programs. This program is also offered through the HoHoKus Hackensack School of Business & Medical Sciences, a campus that has a fully-equipped medical laboratory, expansive computer labs, and a more varied curriculum that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education.

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