Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) Program

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 January 7.
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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 jprotected job gowth of 5-9%. This could result in 88,600 new jobs.*


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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 prep program include the fundamentals of:

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

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.

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LPN Prep Curriculum Admissions Requirements

Admission decisions vary by campus and program, but here are some of the firm requirements:

  • 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