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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.

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Boulder

Front Range Community College - Boulder County
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Front Range Community College - Boulder County
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.4% 2009 to 2012

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Pikes Peak Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2011 to 2012

Denver metro area

Front Range Community College - Westminster
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2011)
Community College of Denver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Concorde Career College - Aurora
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Arapahoe Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 88.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2010)
Pickens Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 73.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Front Range Community College - Westminster
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2011 to 2011
Community College of Denver
Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.6% 2009 to 2012
Emily Griffith Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.8% 2009 to 2012
Concorde Career College - Aurora
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.7% 2009 to 2012
Arapahoe Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 88.5% 2009 to 2010
Pickens Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 73.1% 2009 to 2012

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College - Larimer County
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2011)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Front Range Community College - Larimer County
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2011

Greeley

Aims Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Aims Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2012

Other Colorado cities

Colorado Mesa University
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Colorado Mountain College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2010)
Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Delta Montrose Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Otero Junior College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 99.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 97.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2011)
Lamar Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Morgan Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Northeastern Junior College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pueblo Community College - Southwest
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Colorado Mesa University
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2012
Colorado Mountain College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2010
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2012
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to 2012
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2010 to 2012
Delta Montrose Technical College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.2% 2009 to 2012
Otero Junior College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 99.2% 2009 to 2012
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
Certificate in Practical Nursing 97.8% 2009 to 2011
Lamar Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.8% 2009 to 2012
Morgan Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.3% 2009 to 2012
Northeastern Junior College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.1% 2009 to 2012
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
Certificate in Practical Nursing 84.6% 2012 to 2012
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pueblo Community College - Southwest
Certificate in Practical Nursing