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Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota carries a growing amount of work opportunities in the nursing area. Ranked at #45 out of 51 states for its comfort score of 61, and over 19,000 licensed practical nurses employed, the state holds excellent potential for finding stable and good-paying nursing jobs. If you are interested in taking up an LPN program and working as a certified LPN in Minnesota, read on further as we discuss LPN basics, salary range, career outlook and viable schools to enroll in for LPN programs.

Introducing the LPN Career

LPN courses offer the chance for an individual to graduate and be able to work in the nursing field after only 1 year of class sessions and clinical training. Licensed practical nurses are specialists who work under the guidance and care of registered nurses. Identical with registered nurses, LPNs are tasked with developing nursing care plans, administering medication, monitoring patient progress, evaluating treatment success and managing laboratory results. These are the everyday work duties of LPNs. As for character, LPNs should have compassion, English and Math basic skills and flexibility to work in changing medical and healthcare settings. LPNs can be designated to work for primary hospitals, healthcare centers and other establishments that require medical assistance.

LPN Program Requirements in Minnesota

Depending on the state and school you enter, admissions requirements may slightly vary. Essentially, anyone who is 18 years old or above, carries a high school diploma or equivalent coursework, and is able to pass criminal background checks and health examinations can enroll for an LPN training program.

At the end of the program, students will be required to take and pass NCLEX for practical nurses. After taking and passing the National Licensure Exams, students can now start to apply for work as a licensed practical nurse. Minnesota-licensed practical nurses are mandated to undergo license renewal every two years. For every renewal of license, LPNs are required to accomplish 12 hours, obtain certification in a nursing specialty or partake in board-approved professional agendas.

Minnesota Employment Outlook for LPNs

As the scarcity for LPNs in the US consistently escalate, there is an emerging demand for new and more efficient healthcare practices and life expectancy averages are continuing to increase. These cataclysms will be emulated within the Minnesota healthcare sector and assist in generating a stronger work outlook for licensed practical nurses. LPNs working at Minnesota hospitals, home health firms and clinics are now being offered with educational advantages and more flexible schedules.


LPN Training Classes in Minnesota

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List of LPN Schools in Minnesota (MN)

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

Alexandria Technical College – Program of Practical Nursing

1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308-3799
320-762-0221

Anoka Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303-1590
763-576-4700

Central Lakes College Practical Nursing Program

501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
218-855-8000

Dakota County Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
651-423-8301

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Practical Nursing Program

2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-0888

Hennepin Technical College Practical Nursing Program

13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-2600
952-995-1300

Hennepin Technical College Practical Nursing Program

9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55455
952-995-1300

Itasca Community College Practical Nursing Program

1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744-3397
218-327-4477

Lake Superior College Practical Nursing Program

2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811-3399
218-733-7600

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1100 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 648
Eveleth, MN 55734-0648
218-741-3095

Minneapolis Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1501 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779
612-659-6000

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Practical Nursing Program, Winona Campus

1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987-1455
507-453-2200

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program, Detroit Lakes

900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2698
218-846-3700

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Pipestone Campus Practical Nursing Program

1314 North Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164
507-825-6800

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington Campus – Practical Nursing Program

1450 Collegeway
Worthington, MN 56187-3024
507-372-3400

Northland Community and Technical College East Grand Forks Practical Nursing Program

2022 Central Ave. NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
218-773-4556

Northland Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701-2598
218-681-0701

Northland Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program – Roseau Campus

121 Center St E
Roseau, MN 56751
800-959-6282

White Earth Tribal and Community College Campus Practical Nursing Program

P.O. Box 478
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-936-5775

Northwest Technical College-Bemidji Practical Nursing Program

905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
218-333-6600

Pine Technical College Practical Nursing Program

900 4th Street SE
Pine City, MN 55063
320-629-6764

Rainy River Community College Practical Nursing Program

1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649-2187
218-285-7722

Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program

130 St. Andrews Drive
Mankato MN 56001
507-625-6556

Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program – Brooklyn Park Campus

763-493-4500

Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program – Eagan Campus

3500 Federal Drive
Eagan, MN 55112-1346
651-687-9000

Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program – Moorhead Campus

1250 29th Avenue S
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-304-6200

Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program – St. Cloud Campus

320-251-5600

Ridgewater College Practical Nursing Program

2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201-0797
320-222-5200

Riverland Community College Practical Nursing Program

1900 Eighth Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912-1470
507-433-0600

Riverland Community College Practical Nursing Program – Albert Lea Campus

2200 Riverland Dr
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-379-3300

Owatonna College and University Center

965 Alexander Dr
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-5880

Rochester Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program

851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
507-285-7143

St. Cloud Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1240
320-308-5000

St. Paul College Practical Nursing Program

235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102-1800
651-846-1600

South Central College Practical Nursing Program

1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003-1920
800-722-9359

South Central College Practical Nursing Program – Mankato Campus

507-389-7200

South Central College Practical Nursing Program – Faribault Campus

507-332-5800

Practical Nursing Resources

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Minnesota Board of Nursing

2829 University Ave SE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 617-2270


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