LPN Programs Online

Let's be clear. There are no LPN programs online. One cannot become an LPN strictly online. We'll discuss the main online LPN to RN programs available below. Again, this is after you've become and LPN /LVN.

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    LPNs earn your ADN or BSN degree online in up to 1/2 the time and cost of traditional programs. With No Waiting List to get started, Free Books, and Low Cost financing options available, this is the perfect way for LPNs, LVNs, and Paramedics to earn your Associates Degree in Nursing and your RN license. Our convenient, instructor led test-out program allows you to learn at an accelerated pace and earn college credit-by-examination which then is eligible to be transferred to an ACEN accredited nursing school or 100's of universities nationwide.

Because obtaining licensure as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) requires hundreds of hours of clinical work, there are no true online LPN programs. All students must complete the majority of their coursework in brick and mortar buildings and hospitals where they interact with other nursing students and professors who have experience in the healthcare field. That’s why it’s important for potential students to be wary of any schools that claim to offer 100-percent online LPN programs.

Hybrid LPN Programs

LPN students who want the flexibility of online degrees do have the option of enrolling in schools that offer hybrid programs. These feature curriculum where some of the coursework is completed online and some is completed onsite at a local nursing school or medical facility. However, because of the heavy emphasis on clinical hours in LPN coursework, students who enroll in these programs should live within close commuting distance of the facilities where the hands-on training takes place.

LPN Refresher Courses

Certified LPNs who left the profession after a certain number of years and wish to re-enter the healthcare field can take refresher courses, which are often offered online. These courses are typically supplemented by an in-person and hands-on clinical practicum designed to get former LPNs comfortable performing their job duties again.

LPN Core Classes

Many LPN programs require that students complete a variety of core classes in science and mathematics. Many of these classes can be completed at local community colleges and are often offered online. Read an overview of the potential LPN classes you'll be taking.

Next Steps: LPN & More...

This is where the similarities end. From here there are three basic tracks to choose for LPN to RN bridge programs. Each option ends with RN status, but not all are created equally. From most to least education, the options are:

Other LPN bridge program options:

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