Becoming an LPN in Henderson

Last Updated/Verified: Mar 16, 2022

Henderson offers one educational program for those seeking to become professional licensed practical nurses. This pathway makes a great career choice right now, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This government department publishes a report on the state of employment every two years. The last report (May 2021) claimed there were 2,040 practical nurses operating in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, of which Henderson is a part. That comprised roughly 10% of the total number of professional nurses. The BLS expect a huge demand increase for nurses through the next several decades.

Students can expect to complete their LPN program in up to 15 months full-time. Part-time, that total is up to 30 months. Programs usually blend classroom and seminar study with lab work, simulated healthcare, and real-world work placements.

The organization responsible for approving programs and nursing licenses is the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Students will cover the following subjects during a practical nursing program:

  • Anatomy / Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Gynecology / Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Communication and Composition
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Skills
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Pharmacology

Schools That Offer LPN Programs in Henderson, NV

College of Southern Nevada – Henderson Campus

Each year, the various campuses of CSN take on a small number of students – limited to just 36 per program. Students will learn nursing through direct contact in the traditional classroom and seminars, through labs, and through frontline clinical experiences. The curriculum also covers nursing management and family nursing, among other topics.

Admission Requirements:

  • Meet with a Health Programs Advisor to discuss your career expectations (this should be no more than two years before program start)
  • Attend a Health Programs orientation session
  • Program open to those who are already Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Transcripts for high school diploma, GED, or Associate’s degree if held
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 for all required prerequisite courses, to include English, math, physiology, and anatomy
  • TEAS score of 64.7% or above, or the Kaplan Admission Test of 60% or above

Employment Opportunities for LPNs in Henderson

Practical nurses in Henderson may find employment at the following local organizations:

Other healthcare facilities:

LPN Programs Near Me in Henderson

Henderson

College of Southern Nevada

700 College Dr, Henderson, NV (702) 651-3000

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