Many schools offer partially online LPN training that prepares students for mandatory professional licensure. In these programs, nursing theory courses can be taken online, but clinical rotations and laboratory work must be completed on-campus. Below, you'll find information on two schools with online LPN courses.
Lake Area Technical Institute
Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, offers an online Practical Nursing E-degree program in both full- and part-time formats. Core online classes in composition, algebra, CPR and computer basics are taught in the program. The online LPN curriculum includes specialized classes in pharmacology, medical technology and nursing. Students must complete their clinical hours in Watertown. Lake Area Technical Institute's online LPN course is open to residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College's LPN program is available online and at the campuses in Pipestone and Worthington, Minnesota. The online LPN program is designed to be completed in two years. Courses in biology, CPR, family nursing, developmental psychology and healthcare lead to a Practical Nursing diploma and prepare students to take the NCLEX-PN examination.
Students have the option of continuing their studies for a third year to complete an associate's degree in nursing program. Students enrolled in Minnesota West's LPN course may take the textbook and lecture courses online, at their own pace, but are required to travel locally to complete eight credit hours of clinical rotations.
For students interested in LPN courses online, both Lake Area Technical Institute and Minnesota West Community and Technical College offer programs. The majority of studies are available online, however clinical rotations are required.