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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

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)
Looking to advance your career or enhance your professional skills? Earn your degree online at Grantham University. Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more.

Programs:

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

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN -Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...

Go further with your nursing career at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing. Complete your degree 100% online with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for RNs.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Get the certification you're looking for at Computer Systems Institute! Technology is growing fast, and qualified, trained and certified specialists are in demand. CSI offers programs in computers, business and healthcare that can help prepare you for a rewarding career. Learn from industry-experienced instructors!

Programs:

  • Healthcare Career Program - Clinical Track
Locations: Gurnee

Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) -Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

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, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • And more...

Further your education at Rasmussen College.Choose from seven schools of study including programs in business, nursing, technology, and more. You could earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and help advance your career through our AcceleratED program.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting Diploma
Locations: Wausau

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:

  • M.S. in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology
  • M.S. in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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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