About Online Schools for LPN Training

By Debi Rideout

  • Overview

    There are many online schools for training as a licensed practical nursing, or LPN. Usually an online school for LPN training will award a diploma for completion of the LPN online program. Attaining this diploma will allow a person to take the practical nursing license examination called NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). LPNs can work in home health care or at hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Time Frame

    An online school for LPN training can vary from school to school. Make sure you pick the one that is right for you. Think about how much time would be required to complete the program. For some LPN training program diplomas, it can take up to a year to achieve. Make sure you can make the commitment.
  • Costs

    You might want to compare the costs of online LPN training. Some cost more than others. Look at your budget. There are online LPN training programs where you have to pay everything upfront and others where you only have to pay partial payments monthly. Find the online LPN training program that fits your needs and your pocketbook.

  • Self-discipline

    An online LPN training program will only be successful if you are self-disciplined. It is not like an actual school campus where someone is checking on you constantly to make sure you are doing the work. You have to be dedicated to the online LPN training program. That means you have to set goals for yourself. Make your own study times and then follow through on actually studying during those times.
  • Classes

    Before signing up for online LPN training program, look at the classes that you need to complete. Some classes may be more complicated than you may think. Some online LPN training programs have classes in first aid, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, medical terminology, child development and geriatrics. Make sure that the course schedule is something that you think you will really succeed at.
  • Setting Up Your Own Space

    When taking an online LPN training program, you will want to make up your own special space for learning. Make sure that your computer is meeting the program's requirements. Set up your computer in a quiet space. You will want to make sure that your learning space is free from distraction so that you can focus on your learning. Establish a spot for your books, notes, highlighters, pens and other things that are conducive to learning.
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