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A licensed practical nurse (LPN) assumes a range of healthcare responsibilities. Critical daily tasks include collecting samples, cleaning and monitoring medical equipment, measuring and recording vital signs, dressing wounds, and gathering medical information from patients. Aspiring LPNs in Montana must complete a state-approved associate’s degree program, which typically requires two years of fulltime study, and successfully pass a national licensure exam. They are also required to renew their licenses every two years. The median income for Montana’s LPNs is about $37,500. We have profiled below several of the top LPN programs in Montana.

Missoula College, University of Montana
Missoula College offers an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in practical nursing. Admissions is extremely selective: students must hold a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and only 20 students are accepted into the LPN program every semester. Upon successful graduation, students can work for local healthcare employers like Providence Health & Services.

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Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead’s LPN program is a four-semester, 52-credit program. The first two semesters focus on prerequisite courses. Prospective students must complete a formal application to the program and meet the college’s rigorous admissions standards. Flathead’s LPN students have performed very well on the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination, typically passing at a rate of 95% or higher.

City College, Montana State University – Billings
City College offers a well-established prelicensure program for aspiring LPNs. Like many of Montana’s colleges, the school has a competitive admissions procedure in place. Program costs vary depending upon whether the student is a Montana resident or hails from out-of-state.

To help Montana’s aspiring LPNs find the best prelicensure programs, we’ve provided below a full list of the state’s LPN offerings.

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Montana

Great Falls College, Montana State University
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Missoula College, University of Montana
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 99.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Flathead Valley Community College
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 96.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Helena College, University of Montana
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 96.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
City College, Montana State University - Billings
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing: 93.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Blackfeet Community College
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Great Falls College, Montana State University
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2008 to 2012
Missoula College, University of Montana
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 99.4% 2008 to 2012
Flathead Valley Community College
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 96.5% 2008 to 2012
Helena College, University of Montana
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 96.5% 2008 to 2012
City College, Montana State University - Billings
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing 93.3% 2008 to 2012
Blackfeet Community College
Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing