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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are trained and equipped to perform a large range of medical procedures. Operating under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician, they can administer most medicines, perform measurements, and keep medical records. In long-term care facilities, LPNs may also supervise nursing assistants and orderlies.

The path to becoming an LPN is relatively short considering the high levels of responsibility with which an LPN is entrusted. Most LPN programs typically run for a period of 12-18 months, with some lasting up to two years. A certificate in licensed practical nursing is offered at over 20 schools across Colorado, including Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, and Community College of Denver. During the program, students will be trained in anatomy, physiology, medications, and practical patient care. After passing a national examination, the NCLEX-PN, students will officially be licensed as LPNs and only have to renew their license periodically.

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Upon receiving their license, LPNs can immediately apply for jobs in a wide range of medical facilities like Namaste Alzheimer Center, Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital, and Veteran Affairs Medical Center. LPNs have the flexibility to apply for night-time, part-time, or full-time employment depending on their needs. Approximately 5,750 LPNs are employed across Colorado, with a median annual salary of $45,000.

To launch your journey to becoming an LPN, we have compiled below a list of certificate programs available in Colorado.

Boulder

Front Range Community College - Boulder County
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)

Denver metro area

Front Range Community College - Westminster
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2011)
Arapahoe Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2010)
Community College of Denver
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Pickens Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 94.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Emily Griffith Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 90.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Concorde Career College - Aurora
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 82.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College - Larimer County
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2011)

Greeley

Aims Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)

Other Colorado cities

Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2011)
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Colorado Mountain College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2010)
Colorado Mesa University
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Otero Junior College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Delta Montrose Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 98.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Morgan Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 93.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Northeastern Junior College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Lamar Community College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 91.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Southwest Colorado Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
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