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Nursing is becoming a growing profession, and the need for Licensed Practical Nurses is on the rise. Colleges and universities are offering LPN associate degrees as well as LPN certificate programs in North Dakota. Both programs that are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing provide the required education needed to gain licensure as a vocational nurse in the state of North Dakota. An Associate’s degree in practical nursing will take two years to complete; a certificate program for practical nursing can be completed in one year. While there are benefits to each program it is ultimately up to the student to decide which program better meets their educational needs.

When becoming a new applicant for the LPN licensure exam, you must complete an approved LPN program, as approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. An out of state LPN program has to be approved by the state’s board of nursing and must provide the same clinical experience time and the same course requirements.

Some of the most common admission requirements for licensed practical nurse programs in North Dakota include having a high school diploma or a GED. Some schools might require an entrance exam. Most programs require a criminal background check, and having a felony against you can hinder your chances of acceptance into the program and profession. Some schools may require you to have a minimum GPA. While these are all common admission requirements, you may check with the school you are applying with for additional information and to find out exactly which items they require for admittance.

There are online options for achieving your LPN certificate or degree. You will mainly study the course work through distance learning methods, and curriculum usually consists of nursing concepts, anatomy, psychology, computer education, and communication. You will not complete all of your schooling online, so it cannot be called a true online program because you will need clinical training to accompany your studies. It may be best to stick with an actual college or university depending on your schedule, budget and preferences. If you do choose an online program to pursue your degree or certificate, you must make sure it meets all the requirements according to the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

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List of LPN Schools in North Dakota (ND)

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

North Dakota State College of Science

800 6th St N
Wahpeton ND 58075
(701) 671-2967

United Tribes Technical College

3315 University Dr
Bismarck ND 58504
(701) 255-3285

Dickinson State University

291 Campus Dr
Dickinson ND 58601
(701) 483-2133

Turtle Mountain Community College

PO Box 340
Belcourt ND 58316
(701) 477-7862

Sitting Bull Community College

1341 92nd Street
Fort Yates, ND 58538
(701) 854-3861

Lake Region State College

1801 N College Drive
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-1569

Bismarck State College

PO Box 5587
Bismarck, ND 58506
(800) 445-5073

Williston State College

PO Box 1326
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774-4290

Dakota College at Bottineau

105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau, ND 58318
(800) 542-6866

Fort Berthold Community College

220 8th Ave N
PO Box 490
New Town, ND 58763
(701) 627-4738

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