Licensed Practical Nurse, Vocational Nurse – LPN/LVN


It only takes about a year through an accredited educational program to become an Licensed Practical Nurse or Licenced Vocational nurse. Community colleges and technical or trade schools usually offer LPN/LVN programs. Students generally start working within two years of beginning their schooling. Use the search to find local and online courses.

“How Do I Become an LPN or LVN?”

Livensed Vocational Nursing programs are a blend of classroom and clinical. Classroom courses will include subjects such as biology, pharmacology and nursing. Once their nursing program is complete the student then will take the licensing exam called National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. From there, once they have completed their degree and license.

For many, becoming an LPN/LVN is a stepping stone used toward career advancement and furthering their education by becoming registered nurses and beyond.


Schools Offering LPN/LVN Courses

Ashland University Nursing & Healthcare Programs

NEIT Nursing & Medical Programs

Central Penn Nursing & Medical Programs

ECPI Medical Vocational & Nursing Programs

Southern Technical College, Florida Medical Programs

Fortis Institute Nursing & Medical Programs

Daymar College Nursing & Healthcare Programs

Everest College Nursing Programs

MTI Nursing & Medical Programs

Virginia College Nursing Programs

FCC, Florida Nursing Programs

Miami University Oxford Nursing Programs

SJVC Nursing & Medical Vocational Programs

Northwestern College Nursing & Medical Programs

“The board of nursing in each state defines the scope of practice for a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) and registered nurse (RN). The title LPN or LVN is used depending on the state in which the nurse practices.” – Everest College