Becoming an LPN in Montana
The state of Montana works toward consistent standards of health practices by encouraging continuing competency standards, as well as rules, policies and procedures for healthcare. They also promote professional nursing practices to ensure high quality healthcare service for the whole community. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a staggering increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs by 2024. While currently, slated to increase up to 12%, individuals can meet this demand by apply for licensing in the state of Montana by exam or endorsement.
Montana LPN Licensing Requirements
In order to receive state licensure in Montana, the applicant must submit an application to the state once he or she has completed the required educational program and registered for testing (NCLEX). Proof of the following must also be submitted along with the application:
- Official transcript from state-approved nursing program sent directly from the school.
- Proof of registration (ATT) for the NCLEX.
License Application Forms: https://ebiz.mt.gov/POL/Welcome.aspx
Extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, and running, may test an LPN's endurance on a daily basis. Physical strength may also be helpful when performing day-to-day tasks—even if they are not required.
Montana will allow LPN's from other states to apply for a license by endorsement. This application also requires the following:
- Proof of current license in another US state for at least the last 2 years.
- Official transcripts from state-approved nursing program.
- Proof of having passed the NCLEX exam.
- Course-by-course review (foreign applicants)
- English proficiency (foreign applicants)
Montana LPN licenses expire December 31st every even-numbered year, and 24 hours continued education must be met every 2 year licensing period.
Learn more about Montana LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.
The table below lists career information obtained from the BLS for licensed practical nurses in Montana. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
|Area||Total Employment||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Montana LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
504 SE Boundary St, Browning, MT 59417
1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101
777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901
2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405
1115 N Roberts St, Helena, MT 59601
Additional MT Nursing Resources
- Montana State Board of Nursing
301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2340
- Montana Nurses Association
20 Old Montana State Highway
Montana City, MT 59634
Phone: (406) 442-1841
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