Practical Nursing (LPN)
The Practical Nursing program is designed to develop attitudes, skills and theoretical basis for competent entry-level practice as a Practical Nurse. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, and upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN and with approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program does not guarantee licensure (see section 335.066 RSMO).
Program Length: 3 Semesters
Program start date: We take new students for this program every spring semester. We begin accepting applications for this program one year in advance.
Download or view handbook: Practical Nursing Handbook
Download or view: Gainful Employment
If you’re unsure which path is right for you, take a look at our Which Program is Right For Me? page and call (417) 777-5062 to schedule a meeting with our admissions staff to answer questions.