LPN Distance Education?

  1. I am currently a Registered Medical Assistant and am looking for on online or distant education LPN course. Please let me know if you know of one, thanks
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  3. by   L&D_2b
    Quote from summerdaze
    I am currently a Registered Medical Assistant and am looking for on online or distant education LPN course. Please let me know if you know of one, thanks
    Try www.deaconess.edu. They have an online program where you can do clinicals in your area (you set them up, not the school) and then only go to campus once a semester for validations. I started their program, but it wasn't for me. A nice school, but our learning styles clashed. If you are able to learn on your own, this school might be for you.
    Also, I know of a few other programs, but it depends on what state you live in. For instance, I know of a program for people in Arizona that is online as well. There is another one, but I think it is for Minnesota residents.
    Take Care and Good Luck.
  4. by   summerdaze
    thanks, can you tell me why you didnt like the schools learing styles? I dont want to waste my time with them, if its something I wouldnt like either, thanks again
  5. by   Little Panda RN
    Where are you from Summerdaze? I am also a certified Medical Assistant and I will graduate with my LPN this may. I did my distance education online through Northland Community and Technical College. I did have to attend campus for some classes, but that was minimal and you also have two sites to choose from to do clinicals. But it is in Minnesota.
  6. by   L&D_2b
    Quote from nd_mom
    Where are you from Summerdaze? I am also a certified Medical Assistant and I will graduate with my LPN this may. I did my distance education online through Northland Community and Technical College. I did have to attend campus for some classes, but that was minimal and you also have two sites to choose from to do clinicals. But it is in Minnesota.
    Did you like the online program at Northland? I was thinking about enrolling in that program at one time, but I would have to make many trips to Minnesota. I've always wanted to live in Minnesota, so I wouldn't mind all of the trips, but my family would
  7. by   L&D_2b
    I PM'd you. I thought it would just be easier to send you a personal note in case you had any questions.


    Quote from summerdaze
    thanks, can you tell me why you didnt like the schools learing styles? I dont want to waste my time with them, if its something I wouldnt like either, thanks again
  8. by   summerdaze
    I am in South Carolina. I really wish I could find a decent distant education nursing program to get my LPN. Thanks for all the replies.
  9. by   L&D_2b
    Quote from summerdaze
    I am in South Carolina. I really wish I could find a decent distant education nursing program to get my LPN. Thanks for all the replies.
    Did you try posting a message on the South Carolina Nurses section on this site? Someone there might be able to point you to a distance program in your state. Or if a part time or evening/weekend program would work for you, they might know of one in your area.
    Good Luck.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Before you go looking, check with your BON to find out which ones are approved for your state. Not all states accept the distance learning programs for the LPN license.
  11. by   Little Panda RN
    Quote from L&D_2b
    Did you like the online program at Northland? I was thinking about enrolling in that program at one time, but I would have to make many trips to Minnesota. I've always wanted to live in Minnesota, so I wouldn't mind all of the trips, but my family would

    Yes, I have enjoyed the program. The instructors have been great and helpful. I would recommend the program to anyone.
  12. by   vina2550
    Quote from L&D_2b
    Try www.deaconess.edu. They have an online program where you can do clinicals in your area (you set them up, not the school) and then only go to campus once a semester for validations. I started their program, but it wasn't for me. A nice school, but our learning styles clashed. If you are able to learn on your own, this school might be for you.
    Also, I know of a few other programs, but it depends on what state you live in. For instance, I know of a program for people in Arizona that is online as well. There is another one, but I think it is for Minnesota residents.
    Take Care and Good Luck.
    Hey I have tryed going to the deconess website you posted, but I keep getting "page cannot be displayed" have they change the site address? Have you found any other online lpn program courses? I live in FL and will appreciate your reply, thanks!
  13. by   NYSNOWBUNNY007
    I have NEVER heard of an LPN Program Offered On-line...that would be Dangerous!!...I can understand LPN to RN but from MA, CNA, etc etc to LPN?...no...you need to do clinicals...a MA or Cna's experience is NOT enough to even be eligible or considered Nursing clinicals...I was CNA back in 2000 for about 8 months...and it does not compare..be very careful to fall for these "LPN on-line" courses...sounds a bit shady to me...as far as im aware...there are no LPN on-line programs offered...XoXo
  14. by   LilDKessler
    If you are in the Beaufort / Bluffton area, Technical College of the Low Country has a good 2 year RN program (ADN). It is better to go that route if possible instead of wishing you'd put a little more time in than the LPN & then figuring out a way to go back. I'm working on that now, the ADN, & I graduated with my LPN in October 2005. Wish I had known about the other program when I did mine. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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