What is the soonest a person can become an LPN

  1. How long does it generally take to become an LPN? Whats the quickest this can be acheived? What pre-reqs are required? Can anyone recommend a good online school with a quick rate of completion?

    Thanks.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    You can't become an LPN on-line. You need to be on-site for clinicals.

    It took me a year. I didn't know anything about applying and I got right in. I did, however, have a lot (comparatively) of science and math with high grades.

    HTH.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    It usually takes a year to 18 mos, it can't be done online and some schools have pre-reqs like nutrition and other core classes--some have no pre-reqs. Check your state board of nursing for school n your area and contact them directly! GL!
  5. by   CT Pixie
    My full time day LPN schooling will run 5 days a week for 15 months. We go straight through from March 07 until June 08..we do get Federal and State holidays off but no "vacations". The evening class runs M-Th and it takes 22 months to complete.

    You can't do an LPN course online as the other poster said since you have to be on site to do clinicals.

    There were no pre-requsites per se. I did have to pass an entrance exam and interview. But no high school or college courses had to be taken and passed.

    The best thing for you to do is an internet search for "LPN schools in XXX" (whatever state you are in or the State you'd like to go to school)
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    It can be done online through Chamberlain Nursing program (Deaconess). You do your clinical with a preceptor in your area and then go to the school several times a year to do check offs. Several people on here are enrolled and graduated , do a search in the distance learning forum...
  7. by   cypher_orange
    Thank you both for your replies so soon. And congrats on the baby.
  8. by   The Bell Jar
    mine is a year long.Sometimes I wish for those extra six months or a year :smilecoffeeIlovecof
  9. by   newbeginnings07
    My program will take just shy of a year,no pre-reqs, just an entrance test
  10. by   Coloradogrl
    You can go to a a accelerated nursing program that includes everything that is usually 12-13 months...they are ususally private/trade schools. If you go to a community college you will be looking at atleast 18 months because of pre reqs and IF you get in on a waitlist.

    I have never heard of online school but I dont think I could do it! If you want to get done go private/trade that is what I am doing...but prepare for no sleep!
  11. by   Jules A
    My CC was a 12 month program but there were pre-reqs that needed to be done before applying so technically it does take longer. Good luck.
  12. by   Daytonite
    yes, there are online lpn schools. check them out at this site. the online schools and the types of nursing programs they have are listed below the information on how to become an lpn. there are several that have online practical nursing (lpn) programs:
    http://www.medicaltrainingdirectory....uideid/173.htm

    you should also double check with your state board of nursing to make sure that your state board approves the particular online program you are choosing before registering in it. this is to make sure that you would be able to become licensed in your state after completing their online program. you can get a link to your state board of nursing by running your mouse over the "links" button at the top right of this page. a drop down menu appears. click on "boards of nursing". click on your state when the page of states comes up. an active link to your state board of nursing will come up. look for a link on your state board of nursing webpages that refer to "education" or "schools" or something of that type of language.

    good luck!

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