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In this competitive global environment, most career experts are advising people to go back to school and learn more skills. This will enrich their resume and increase their chances of getting a job in the current congested job market. However, most people find it hard to quit their jobs and go back to school since they still have many financial obligations. A perfect solution for people willing to advance their education is the Wisconsin LPN programs that will open up many employment opportunities.

Many economic experts predict that the healthcare industry will continue growing, so a career as LPN is highly marketable. Nurses and doctors make the most crucial decisions about patients’ treatment plans and diagnosis in hospitals, mental health facilities and nursing homes. However, the LPNs take care of the patients’ daily needs and most healthcare facilities depend on them. LPNS perform duties such as administering medicines, giving injections, checking the patients’ vital signs and scheduling appointments.

In Wisconsin, there are two LPN programs. You can either choose the associate degree program that takes two years to complete, or the diploma program that takes one year. The choice of the LPN program to pursue is determined by your future plans. For example, If you want to pursue a BSN, you will take a shorter time to complete the program if you choose the associate degree program rather than the LPN diploma. The beauty of Wisconsin LPN programs is that they allow you to specialize in any nursing specialty such as pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics or surgery. There is no need to quit your job to attend college as you can take online classes during your free time.

LPN programs in Wisconsin consist of three parts—clinical practicum time, laboratory time and classroom instructions. Some of the common areas covered by most LPN programs in the state include basic nursing skills, sampling techniques, lab procedures, medical and nursing terminology, basic patient care, infection control, standards of practice pertaining to LPN and medication administering, side effects and interactions.

To enroll for an LPN program in Wisconsin, all you need to be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma. You must also have no past criminal history or drug abuse issues as a thorough background check is carried out before enrollment. The program only takes one year to complete, after which you can apply for LPN licensure. The licensure is granted after you pass the National Council Licensure Exam offered by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. You can apply for the licensure exam from the board’s website and upon passing the exam; you will become a certified LPN.


LPN Training Programs in Wisconsin

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • BS - Nursing
Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

Programs:

    You’re invited to join more than 17,000 students who have fueled their careers with our Christ-honoring, accredited adult learning programs. Delivered online, our flexible programs are designed to transform you into a professional with the character and compassion needed to fulfill your life’s purpose.

    Programs:

    • Master of Science in Nursing

    Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 

    Programs:

    • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
    • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

    Programs:

    • MS in Nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University. Take classes online or on campus. Pursue your degree to help you start the career you want. Learn more now.

    Programs:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    American Sentinel University is focused on more than just positioning you for success in your career today—we’re committed to preparing you for tomorrow.

    Programs:

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice Educational Leadership
    • MS Nursing - Case Management
    • MS Nursing - Infection Prevention and Control

    List of LPN Schools in Wisconsin (WI)

    Blackhawk Technical College

    Janesville, WI
    (608) 757-7678

    Chippewa Valley Technical College

    Eau Claire, WI
    (715) 833-6419

    College of Menominee Nation

    Keshena, WI
    (800) 567-2344

    Fox Valley Technical College

    Appleton, WI
    (920) 831-4375

    Gateway Technical College

    Kenosha, WI
    (262) 564-2694

    Herzing University

    Madison, WI
    (608) 395-3440

    Lakeshore Technical College

    Cleveland, WI
    (920) 693-1661

    Madison Area Technical College

    Madison, WI
    (608) 246-6484

    Mid-State Technical College

    Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    (715) 422-5510

    Milwaukee Area Technical College

    Milwaukee, WI
    (414) 297-6241

    Moraine Park Technical College

    West Bend, WI
    (262) 335-5757

    Nicolet Area Technical College

    Rhinelander, WI
    (715) 365-4637

    Northcentral Technical College

    Wausau, WI
    (715) 803-1356

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

    Green Bay, WI
    (920) 498-5482

    Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

    Fennimore, WI
    (608) 822-2471

    Waukesha County Technical College

    Pewaukee, WI
    (262) 691-5368

    Western Technical College

    LaCrosse, WI
    (608) 785-9196

    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Rice Lake

    Rice Lake, WI
    (715) 234-7082 x5275

    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Ashland

    Ashland, WI
    (715) 234-7082 x5275

    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – New Richmond

    New Richmond, WI
    (715) 234-7082 x5275

    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Superior

    Superior, WI
    (715) 234-7082 x5275

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