Becoming an LPN in Missouri

The State of Missouri fosters high standards of nursing, working toward the improvement and availability of services for all people. The Bureau of Labor Statistic anticipates a 7% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year in Missouri by 2024. Individuals can meet this growing demand by meeting the state’s requirements and applying for a Missouri LPN license. Missouri is 1 of 24 states participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which allows nurses from other NLC states to practice in the state without additional licensure.

  • LPN Programs in Missouri

    ProgramDetails
    Applied Tech - MET Center
    6347 Plymouth Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133
    (314) 746-0788 Visit Homepage
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    Applied Tech - South County
    12721 West Watson Road, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
    (314) 989-7500 Visit Homepage
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    Bolivar Technical College
    1135 N. OAKLAND, Bolivar, MO 65613
    (417) 777-5062 Visit Homepage
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    Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
    1080 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
    (573) 334-0826 Visit Homepage
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    Carthage Technical Center
    609 S River St, Carthage, MO 64836
    (417) 359-7026 Visit Homepage
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    Cass Career Center
    1600 E. Elm Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701
    (816) 380-3253 Visit Homepage
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    Clinton Technical School
    602 S 5th St, Clinton, MO 64735
    (660) 885-6101 Visit Homepage
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    Columbia Public Schools
    1818 W. Worley Street, Columbia, MO 65203
    (573) 214-3400 Visit Homepage
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    Concorde Career College - Kansas City
    3239 Broadway St, Columbia, MO 64111
    (816) 531-5223 Visit Homepage
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    Four Rivers Career Center
    1978 Image Drive, Washington, MO 63090
    (636) 231-2100 Visit Homepage
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    Franklin Technology Center
    3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801
    (417) 659-4400 Visit Homepage
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    Hannibal La-Grange University
    4650 McMasters Ave., Hannibal, MO 63401
    (573) 221-1258 Visit Homepage
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    Hillyard Technical Center
    3434 Faraon, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
    (816) 671-4170 Visit Homepage
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    Jefferson College
    1000 Viking Dr,, Hillsboro, MO 63050
    (636) 789-3000 Visit Homepage
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    Kirksville Area Technical Center
    1103 S Cottage Grove, Kirksville, MO 63501
    (660) 665-2865 Visit Homepage
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    Lex La-Ray Technical Center
    2323 High School Dr, Lexington, MO 64067
    (660) 259-2264 Visit Homepage
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    Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley
    3200 Broadway, kansas, MO 64111
    (816) 604-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Mineral Area College - Park Hills
    5270 Flat River Rd, Park Hills, MO 63601
    (573) 431-4593 Visit Homepage
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    Moberly Area Community College - Mexico
    2900 Doreli Lane, Mexico, MO 65265
    (573) 582-0817 Visit Homepage
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    Moberly Area Community College - Moberly
    101 College Ave., Moberly, MO 65270
    (660) 263-4100 Visit Homepage
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    Nevada Regional Technical Center
    900 W Ashland St, Nevada, MO 64772
    (417) 448-2090 Visit Homepage
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    North Central Missouri College - Bethany
    3400 Bulldog Ave, bethany, MO 64424
    (660) 359-2214 Visit Homepage
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    North Central Missouri College - Maryville Outreach
    1301 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683
    (660) 359-3948 Visit Homepage
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    North Central Missouri College -Trenton
    1301 main street, Trenton, MO 64683
    (660) 359-3948 Visit Homepage
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    Northland Career Center
    1801 Branch St, Platte City, MO 64079
    (816) 858-5505 Visit Homepage
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    Ozarks Technical Community College - Lebanon
    22360 Highway MM, Lebanon, MO 65536
    (417) 447-8932 Visit Homepage
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    Ozarks Technical Community College - Springfield
    1001 East Chestnut Expressway Suite IC205, Springfield, MO 65802
    (417) 447-8932 Visit Homepage
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    Ozarks Technical Community College - Table Rock
    10698 MO-165, Hollister, MO 65672
    (417) 336-6239 Visit Homepage
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    Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
    342 Vo Tech Rd, Eolia, MO 63344
    (573) 485-2900 Visit Homepage
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    Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center
    1110 N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
    (573) 785-7751 Visit Homepage
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    Rolla Technical Institute
    1304 E 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401
    (573) 458-0150 Visit Homepage
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    Saline County Career Center
    900 W Vest St, Marshall, MO 65340
    (660) 886-6958 Visit Homepage
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    Sikeston R-6
    1002 Virginia St, Sikeston, MO 63801
    (573) 472-2581 Visit Homepage
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    South Central Career Center
    407 W. Thornburgh, West Plains, MO 65775
    (417) 256-6152 Visit Homepage
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    St. Charles Community College
    4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376
    (636) 922-8000 Visit Homepage
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    St. Louis College of Health Careers
    1297 North Highway Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
    (888) 594-0854 Visit Homepage
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    State Fair Community College - Boonville
    701 Third St., Boonville, MO 65233
    (660) 882-3090 Visit Homepage
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    State Fair Community College - Eldon
    113 South Pine, Eldon, MO 65026
    (573) 392-8060 Visit Homepage
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    State Fair Community College - Sedalia
    3201 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301
    (660) 530-5800 Visit Homepage
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    State Technical College of Missouri
    One Technology Drive, Linn, MO 65051
    (573) 897-5000 Visit Homepage
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    Texas County Technical College
    6915 South Highway 63, Houston, MO 65483
    (417) 967-5466 Visit Homepage
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    Three Rivers Community College - Kennett
    901C South Bypass, Kennett, MO 63857
    (573) 888-6381 Visit Homepage
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    Warrensburg Area Career Center
    205 S Ridgeview Dr, Warrensburg, MO 64093
    (660) 747-7919 Visit Homepage
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    Waynesville Career Center
    400 GW Lane, Waynesville, MO 65583
    (573) 774-6106 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Missouri LPN Licensing Requirements

    Missouri requires individuals wishing to become LPNs in the state to complete an approved nursing program and pass the NCLEX-PN. The graduate must also submit the following before sitting for the required exam for licensure:

    • Completed and notarized application for licensure.
    • 2x2 inch headshot (passport-style) photo.
    • $41 fee—money order, cashier’s check, or check.
    • Official state-approved nursing program transcript.
    • Criminal background check.

    Missouri Licensure Information and Forms (http://pr.mo.gov/nursing-licensure.asp)

    The physical demands of being an LPN may require strength and endurance—while this may not be a requirement to apply for LPN jobs across the state, it should be considered as part of the daily activities of an LPN.

    As a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm), Missouri does not require other NLC nurses to hold a Missouri license to practice in the state. However, LPNs for states outside of the compact area must apply for a license by endorsement to practice in the state of Missouri. The application must be signed in black ink, notarized, and $51 must be sent along with the following:

    • Copy of LPN license from issuing state.
    • Official transcript from any/all state-approved nursing programs that include current name, date of completion, degree awarded, and school’s stamp or seal.
    • Verified license from original state of licensure.
    • Criminal background check.

    Applicants from foreign countries must submit approval from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) after they have evaluated the official transcripts and completed a full course-by-course review.

    Missouri LPN licenses expire May 31st every even year. Missouri LPN Fees (http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/lpnfees.pdf)

    Learn more about Missouri LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional MO Nursing Resources

    Missouri State Board of Nursing

    3605 Missouri Blvd.
    P.O. Box 656
    Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
    Phone: (573) 751-0681
    Fax: (573) 751-0075
    http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

    1. Missouri Nurses Association (http://www.missourinurses.org/)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Missouri LPN to RN programs page.