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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs are offered at vocational and trade schools and community and private colleges and universities. The program is typically between one and two years long, with a two year program often offering an Associate’s Degree. The programs include class based and clinical studies. At the completion of the program, students are prepared to take the state licensing board exam.

An LPN provides bedside care for patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Doctor and finds employment in hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities. LPN’s must be physically fit to endure the rigors of working with patients and enjoy working with people of all ages on a one to one basis. LPN’s must also be able to work under close supervision and follow orders, even under stressful conditions.

To enroll in an LPN program, the student must be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency certificate. The student must pass an LPN program, approved by the State Board of Nursing, and pass the State Board of Nursing sponsored NCLEX-PN exam. The exam is computer based and focuses on 4 critical areas, including safe and effective care environment, physiological integrity, promotion of health and maintenance and psychosocial integrity.

Before choosing on an LPN program, give some thought to whether, the next step will be an RN program. There are LPN programs that are also the stepping stone to an RN program. Such a program will give the student the opportunity to work as an LPN and continue onto to an RN in one, seamless program.

Classroom study includes patient related subjects such as psychiatric, pediatric and obstetric nursing, anatomy and physiology. Clinical studies include hands on, real life experience at hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities such as clinics and urgent care centers.

Upon completion of an LPN program, students are required to take the state licensing exam in order to work as an LPN in the state of Montana. Some facilities will hire an LPN graduate on the contingency, the student pass the licensing exam.

In order to take the state licensing exam, the candidate must fill out the appropriate application and include proof of program attendance and successful completion and the required application and the fee to cover a criminal history background check. If the student passes the exam, they will receive a certificate valid for two years. Every two years the certificate must be renewed by application and proof of continuing education hours.


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    List of LPN Schools in Montana (MT)

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

    Flathead Valley Community College

    777 Grandview Drive
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    (406) 756-3997

    Montana State University-Billings, COT

    3803 Central Ave
    Billings, MT 59102
    (406) 247-3073

    Montana State University-Great Falls, COT

    2100 16th Ave South
    Great Falls, MT 59405
    (406) 771-4362

    University of Montana Helena, COT

    1115 North Roberts Street
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 444-6890

    University of Montana – Missoula, COT

    909 South Avenue West
    Missoula, MT 59801
    (406) 243-7875

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