LPN Program Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse ranked #10 Best Health Care Support Jobs in America for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

Your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) starts here

Earning your diploma in Practical Nursing is a great way to start your nursing career sooner.

With our practical nursing programs, you'll develop the skills and confidence to be on your way to a nursing career in as few as 12 months. You'll gain real-world skills and emerge from our LPN program fully prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN) and become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

As a Herzing University practical nursing student, you will:

  • practice in simulation labs
  • gain hands-on clinical experience
  • learn from nursing instructors with real healthcare experience

You'll also have support every step of the way! Our faculty's #1 job is to support your success in and outside of the classroom.


Classes start September 4.
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Working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

As an LPN, you'll provide basic nursing care under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians in a wide variety of healthcare settings; including hospitals, doctor's offices, nursing homes, hospice and urgent care clinics.

Working as an LPN, your duties may include:

  • Taking patient vital signs and histories
  • Changing bandages, inserting IVs or catheters
  • Maintaining and updating patient records
  • Ensuring patients' comfort —for example, by helping them bathe
  • Listening to patients' concerns and providing reports to RNs and doctors


LPN Job Outlook

Nurses are in demand. From 2016-2030, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that LPN jobs will grow by 12% above current levels - much faster than the overall projected job growth of 5-9%. This could result in 88,600 new jobs for those who have completed an LPN program.*


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Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about the Herzing University LPN program.


What You'll Learn

Courses in the LPN program include the fundamentals of:

  • Nursing
  • Adult Health
  • Health and Illness Through the Lifespan
  • Psychology

Through a  combination of coursework and clinical experiences, you'll develop a foundation of nursing skills, an understanding of ethical and legal issues and the necessary skills for communication in a professional healthcare setting.  Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam to become an LPN.

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Applying for the LPN Program at Herzing University

Admission decisions vary by campus and program, but here are some of the firm requirements to be considered for admission into our Practical Nursing program:

  • Completion of high school or equivalency (Diploma, HSED or GED)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (students with 12 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Candidates with GED or HSED will be assessed a 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Take the TEAS and meet the minimum requirements
  • Completion of one semester of high school- or collegiate-level math, biology and chemistry with a grade of "C" or better