Im planning on taking LPN (licensed practical nurse) course online. opinion anyone?

has anyone here tried this course online? how do u fair? how long did u take it and what website do u recommend?
PS – i live in Delaware

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  1. One of my sons did the LPN course in the local community college but he is studying for his RN through Excelsior College. If the course is accredited and you have some hands on opportunity it may well be viable. I suggest you call the nurse recruiter at a local hospital that employs LPNs. That person should be able to advise you since the bottom line is employment once you have finished the studies. Each state is different and health care facilities have their own standards.

  2. Moon Crystal says:

    My opinion is that it’s not legitimate. What about clinical rotations? Time in the lab learning your hands on skills?

  3. I don’t believe that there are any legit online LPN courses unless the person is already an LPN and is taking a continuing education course. The only online nursing programs that I’m aware of is those that are a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and would like to obtain their bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). If one does consider that option, however, please make sure that the program is accredited by the board of nursing.

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing should have more info:

    For general career info: and can type into search.

    With schooling, please steer clear of those online, for-profit schools (may be ‘accredited’ and may have ‘bricks and mortar’ buildings) such as penn foster, ITT tech, capella, everest, sanford brown, university of phoenix, strayer, excelsior, kaplan, ashworth, devry, argosy, grand canyon, ashford, high-tech, remington and others as they are merely out to ‘make a profit’ (and course credits may Not transfer to other schools): and can type into search.

    For US colleges:

    Please consider volunteering in the field at the local hospital or nursing home before trying to enroll into a program even though it’s going to be nothing like having an actual patient caseload :)

  4. As I know, this site has top listing of such college courses online –

  5. There are no legit online programs.There are programs but they are not real nursing schools. you need hands on experience.