You can start a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse by attending an LPN training program in Missouri that has been approved by the Board of Nursing. You will also need to pass the licensing exam before you can begin practicing as an LPN. Training will generally last between 1 to 2 years and will include classroom instruction as well as clinical training.
There are many different courses you will take to teach you about the human body, nutrition and other nursing basics. You will likely have some lab sessions as well to teach you even more about the biological sciences. You will then have the opportunity to spend a few weeks (each) in several different departments at a healthcare facility. You will be provided with all the training and skills you need to work well as an LPN in Missouri.
State Approved LPN programs
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
1080 South Silver Springs Rd.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
ABOUT: Driving on Mt. Auburn Road take the South Silver Springs Road exit, that should lead you straight to Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center can be taken as a 1-year full-time or a 2-year part-time course.
Cass Career Center
1600 East Elm
Harrisonville, MO 64701
ABOUT: Cass Career Center is situated on East Elm Street near Hospital Road. The Licensed Practical Nursing program at Cass Career Center is a 54 credit hour course that is divided in 3 trimesters. The first trimester deals with classroom instruction, the remaining two trimesters are composed of clinical experiences.
Carthage Technical Center
609 River Street
Carthage MO 64836
ABOUT: Carthage Technical Center is located on South River Street right next to Battle of Carthage Park. The LPN course at Carthage Technical Center is a 10.5-month course with advanced placement available with people with previous health-related certifications or appropriate college-level courses.
Colorado Technical University
520 East Nineteenth Ave.
N. Kansas City, MO 64116
ABOUT: Colorado Technical University is located on East 19th Avenue between Howell Street and Fayette Street. The course at Colorado Tech. is a well-rounded course including basic patient care techniques, IV therapy, assessment skills, and assisting patients with life/wellness needs.
Concorde Career College
Kansas City, MO 64111
ABOUT: Driving north on Broadway, you’ll see Concorde Career College Kansas City Campus on your right just after crossing West Linwood Boulevard. The LPN program at Concorde Career College takes 13 months for completion after which you can write the NCLEX-PN exams.
Eldon Career Center
112 S. Pine
Eldon, MO 65026
ABOUT: Eldon Career Center is situated on South Pine Street just off South Aurora Street. The nursing program at Eldon Career Center is a 47-week course with advanced placement option for appropriate students and 100% job placement statistics for graduating students.
Franklin Technology Center
Franklin Technical School/MSSU
3950 East Newman
Joplin, MO 64804
ABOUT: Driving east on Newman Road, you’ll run into Franklin Technology Center just after Sarcoxie Trail. The 10-month LPN program at Franklin Technology Center is the second oldest in Missouri and emphasizes hands-on training through intense laboratory and clinical experience.
Hillyard Technical Center
3434 Faraon Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506
ABOUT: Hillyard Technical Center is located on Faraon Street between South Drive and North 36th Street. The program at Hillyard Technical Center is a 1-year course that prepares qualified students to care for people with various healthcare issues throughout life.
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
ABOUT: Jefferson College Hillsboro Campus is located on Viking Drive just off Highway 21. The LPN course at Jefferson College is offered both as a Day program and an Evening / Weekend program. Admission is very competitive and is based on a point system derived by the nursing faculty.
Lebanon Technology and Career Center
1310 E. Route 66
Lebanon, MO 65536
ABOUT: Driving east on Route 66 turn into East Seminole Avenue, Lebanon Technology and Career Center will be located on your left just after Munger Moss. The PN program at Lebanon Technology and Career Center is a 48-week course preparing students for the NCLEX-PN exams.
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
2323 High School Drive
Lexington, MO 64067
ABOUT: Lex LA-Ray Technical Center is situated on High School Drive just off South 24th Street. The program at Lex La-Ray Tech. is a 3-level (level-1 is theory, level-2 and 3 are clinical instruction), highly competitive program in which only 29 students are admitted every August.
Nichols Career Center
605 Union Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
ABOUT: Nichols Career Center is located at the junction of Union Street and Jay Drive near Adkins Stadium. The program at Nichols Career Center is an intensive 1-year, full-time, Day-only course that qualifies graduating students to take their NCLEX-PN examinations.
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 East Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
ABOUT: Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield Campus is located on North Hampton Avenue just off East Chestnut Expressway. The program at Ozarks Tech. Springfield takes just under a year to complete and entry point are January and August.
100 Richmond Center
St. Peters, MO 63376
ABOUT: Sanford-Brown College is located on Richmond Center Boulevard just off Veterans Memorial Parkway. The program at Sanford-Brown College does not only impart relevant nursing skills to students but also focuses heavily on interpersonal and problem-solving skills.