Colorado LPN School
LPN Education in Colorado
There is currently an estimated twenty-five approved Colorado LPN schools offering programs through campus based institutions as well as online. These programs offer nursing accreditation, an associate’s degree, or a baccalaureate degree in practical nursing. All programs are found in area medical and health academies, career and technical colleges, community and junior colleges, and state colleges and universities.
The coursework provided by these programs will address both general introductory classes as well as specific aspects of nursing. More general curriculum may include such classes as: Basic Anatomy and Physiology, Dietary Nutrition, Leadership Management Trends, and Basic Concepts of Mental Health. In addition, more career-related coursework may include: Pharmacology Practical Nursing, Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients, Fundamentals of Nursing, and Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing.
Although Colorado does not have continuing education requirements for LPN’s, involvement in continuing education activities helps to maintain professional integrity, promotes knowledge in industry trends, may increase salary earning potential, and could lead to career advancement opportunities. Continuing education may direct LPNs to more supervisory roles, careers in registered nursing, or specializations in gerontology, long-term healthcare and pharmacology.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Licensed Practical Nurses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora and Lakewood, Colorado may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including Memorial Hospital Central, Penrose Hospital, and Denver Health Medical Center.
For all other inquires and resources contact:
State of Colorado
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 894-2430 (phone)
(303) 894-2821 (fax)