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If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career that is in high demand, then you might want to consider becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Here in Colorado, if you have a high school diploma and a clean criminal background history, chances are you will be eligible to become an LPN. What is great about LPN programs in Colorado is that the majority of LPN schools are one-year courses. Just imagine you can receive the same benefits from a rewarding career as someone who spent four times the amount of time completing their bachelor’s degree in a standard college. As an LPN your responsibility would be to provide quality care to patients in a variety of facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools and mental health facilities under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses.

Becoming Licensed

As part of the Colorado state Nursing Act, no individual can practice as an LPN without a Colorado state license or temporary permit. In order to qualify to become licensed, one must first successfully complete a state approved practical nursing program. Once an individual successfully completes the nursing program, they are then able to apply for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-PN). Once the exam is passed, an individual is now ready and on their way to begin a rewarding career as an LPN.

What To Expect In an LPN Program

Colorado LPN programs are designed to prepare students to administer basic nursing care to patients. Students learn to share in the care of patients in various healthcare and mental health facilities. Students are trained to detect signs and symptoms revealing an illness in conjunction with learning how to effectively communicate the information to other team members. Colorado LPN programs provide a diversified learning experience, while correlating theory and clinical practice. Students are guided and supervised by professional staff throughout their learning experience. Students are not only thoroughly prepared for the NCLEX; they are also prepared for successful careers as nurses.


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List of LPN Schools in Colorado (CO)

Complete list of Colorado schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Aims Community College

5401 W 20th St.
PO Box 69
Greeley, CO 80632
(970) 339-6251

Arahahoe Community College

5800 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80160
(303) 797-5939

Colorado Mountain Junior College

3000 Cty Rd 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 947-8257

Colorado Northwestern Community College

50 College Drive
Craig, CO 81625
(970) 824-1104

Concorde Career College

111 N. Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 861-1151

Community College of Denver

1070 Alton Way Bldg 849
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 365-8300

Delta Montrose Technical College

1765 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-7671

Emily Griffith Opportunity School

1250 Welton St
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 423-4700

Front Range Community College-Boulder Arapahoe Campus

2121 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 678-3722

Front Range CC-Larimer

4616 S Shields
Ft Collins, CO 80526
(970) 204-8200

Front Range CC-Westminster

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 404-5272

Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052
(719) 336-1594

Mesa State College

1100 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 248-1398

Morgan Community College

920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3119

Northeastern Junior College

100 College St
Sterling, CO 80751
(970) 521-6701

Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6898

Pikes Peak Community College

11195 Highway 83 RR 13
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 502-3400

Pueblo Community College

900 W. Orman Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 549-3409

Pueblo Community College Fremont Center

51320 W US Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 549-3409

Pueblo Community College Southwest Center

710 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
(719) 549-3409

Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5535

Trinidad State Junior College – Valley Campus

1011 Main St
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 589-7077

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Colorado Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 894-2430


Accredited Online LPN Programs

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