Program Facts

Learn foundational skills to care for patients from birth to the elder years.

Program includes NCLEX-PN review to help you prepare for licensure exam.

Daytime 13-month program or evening/weekend21-month program available.

Program Overview

Train to become an important member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.
As an LPN, you could do everything from helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, and helping older patients dress. You’ll also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.

Students can complete their diploma in as few as 13months.

Practical Nursing Curriculum

Concorde Kansas City’s practical nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • NCLEX Review
  • Pharmacology

Approval Statement

The Missouri Board of Nursing has granted conditional approval to the Practical Nursing program. Missouri Board of Nursing: P.O. Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656; 573-751-0681; www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.

*Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.