Practical Nursing Program

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as a Licensed Practical Nurse

Take the Steps to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse 

Practical Nursing Program Overview

Our 12-month Practical Nursing program will grant you the knowledge and training to pursue a rewarding career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Our career-focused program is designed to prepare you for success in the shortest time possible. In just one year, you can begin working as a Practical Nurse

You will receive hands-on practical nursing training in labs, simulations, and healthcare facilities. We will also assist you with passing the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that you can become a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduation. Upon graduating and earning your LPN certification, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills in variety of jobs and healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and private homes.

Begin a successful nursing career in just 12 months. Submit a request form today and one of our admissions representatives will contact you with more information.

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Like Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), LPNs provide basic medical care under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and doctors. Their job duties can vary depending on the employer and location. They can find employment in several medical environments, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities. Many also work in doctor’s offices.

In May 2019, the median annual wage for LPNs was $47,480. The highest 10 percent earned more than $63,360. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the top industries in which LPNs worked were as follows: nursing and residential care facilities; government; home healthcare services; hospitals at the state, local, and private level; and offices of physicians.

While LPNs and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) represent the same job, these terms cannot always be used interchangeably. This is because the correct title will depend on your location in the United States.

The first step is to pursue an approved educational program as well as the licensure exam (NCLEX-PN). If you choose a diploma program, you can typically complete your studies in one to two years. However, our PN program can be completed in as little as 12 months!

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

A Practical Nursing program can provide you with the practical training, hands-on experience, and industry support needed to pursue a satisfying career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Our practical nursing program will also help you prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Those who graduate from our practical nursing program can advance their careers by applying their PN credits towards a future associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

At Eagle Gate College, our Practical Nursing program can be completed in as little as 12 months. If you’d like to start a new career without spending years in school, this could be a great choice for you.

The fees paid by each student can widely vary depending on their individual situation. Many of our student applicants will pursue their Practical Nursing diploma because it requires less time and money to enter the workforce, than if they were to pursue other nursing degree programs.

At Eagle Gate College, we offer numerous financial aid options to our students. For more information, reach out to our admissions department.

Practical Nursing Career Overview

Nursing is a healthcare career that’s in demand.  In general, healthcare occupations are expected to create 1.9 million new jobs. Licensed Practical Nurses play a critical role in this field, working in tandem with RNs and physicians while providing fundamental care. While their job duties can vary depending on the location, they usually include the following tasks:

  • Assess and monitor patients
  • Report adverse reactions to medication or treatment
  • Gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling
  • In some states, LPNs are allowed to administer prescribed medications, start intravenous fluids, and provide care to ventilator-dependent patients.

Unlike Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) require less time in school and can enter the workforce a lot quicker than many other nursing care professionals. Furthermore, LPNs can look forward to a strong job outlook for years to come. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), LPN employment is expected to increase 9% by 2029.

When you are ready, you can enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Eagle Gate College. In many ways, our PN program is the best of both worlds. Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse affords you quick access to a nursing career so you can begin doing what you love.

Practical Nursing Program Campus Locations

Contact any of our campuses to learn more about becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse or about enrolling in our Practical Nursing program.

Serving Medical Assistant Students in all of Ada County, Idaho:

Boise, ID Eagle, ID Garden City, ID
Kuna, ID Meridian, ID Star, ID

Serving Practical Nursing Students in all of Bonneville County, Idaho:

Ammon, ID Idaho Falls, ID Iona, ID
Irwin, ID Swan Valley, ID Ucon, ID

Practical Nursing Tuition & Financial Aid

As a potential Eagle Gate student, you might have many options for student financial aid. Our experienced representatives can help you determine eligibility and apply for the program. Loans can be used to help you cover many college expenses, such as:

  • Tuition
  • Transportation
  • Room and Board
  • Books
  • Computer Equipment
  • Living Expenses

Please reach out to an admissions representative for more information.

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