Are there any online LPN or LVN programs

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    I posted this question in 2009. Have there been any new LPN or LVN programs ONLINE in that time?
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    Not fully online as all 50 states require a clinical component to a nursing program.

    I've read some members post that they've found the didactic/classroom portion in an online format but still needed to go to facilities for the clinical component. The pre-req courses can often be completed online.
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    You have to have classroom training and hospital training
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    OK, I understnad that. So are there any programs that do that? I mean, there are NP porgrams online that have classroom requiremntes. There are PA programs online that have classroom requirements. Why are there not any LPN programs like that?
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    Because with NP and PA programs you already have nursing experience and have the hands on skills.Starting off as an LPN you needs lots of hands on, in person experience.You need to be there to learn the skills before you start clinical placements.There are many things you simply can't learn sitting at a computer.You couldn't do the whole program sitting alone at a computer and then walk into clinical and be able to know how to do naything.
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    I would think that at the masters level, you have proved that you are a good student and do not need loads of attention and direction. It's expected that you have experienced a good bit of college and are aware of the effort needed to succeed.

    LPN, not so much. It is a very basic level of higher education with mostly beginner students.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Because with NP and PA programs you already have nursing experience and have the hands on skills.Starting off as an LPN you needs lots of hands on, in person experience.You need to be there to learn the skills before you start clinical placements.There are many things you simply can't learn sitting at a computer.You couldn't do the whole program sitting alone at a computer and then walk into clinical and be able to know how to do naything.
    Sure I understand if you are starting out. I've been doing patient care for 12 years.
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    Yes but not performing nursing duties. I'm not talking about personal care. Have you been giving shots, starting IVs, inserting catheters, analyzing lab results,giving tube feedings, changing dressings,passing meds, doing assessments,etc. These are some of the skills you need to learn in person and practice in the clinical setting.The requirements for being eligible to write the licensing exam for nursing requires hundreds of hours in clinical settings during school.It doesn't matter how long you have been doing patient care.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Feb 18, '13
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    If you are an RRT like your profile indicates, you can look into Excelsior College as they have an online RRT to ASN/RN program with only a single clinical requirement which is a weekend clinical proficiency examination at the end of the program whereby you demonstrate that you have the clinical skills to safely practice as a new graduate registered professional nurse.

    LPN programs that are online without clinical experience do not exist. The NP/PA programs that are exclusively online require some sort of documented clinical background. If you do not have an appropriate clinical background and BS degree you would not be admitted to an online only program and be required to complete in person clinical rotations.
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    If you live in Oregon there is an LPN/LVN online program combined with classroom training as well, its called nursing nightingale.


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