LPN Programs in Minnesota

Licensed practical nurse students learn to administer medications, provide patient care to the sick , provide rehabilitation care, and prevention of illness. LPNs work closely with registered nurses and other health care professionals to accomplish these goals on a daily basis in hospitals, home settings, long term care facilities, clinics and physician offices. An LPN's scope of practice falls under the supervision of a registered nurse in the state of Minnesota.

There are many career options for LPNs including home health (the fastest growing sector in health care), physician offices, hospitals, medical clinics, medical spas, and other health care related facilities. The LPN has become a popular career step to becoming a registered nurse. There are LPN to BSN bridge programs located in Minnesota as well as online program options for Licensed Practical Nurses with and without work experience. Registered nurses in Minnesota earn nearly twice as much as LPNs and hold positions requiring more skills and training. Registered nurses also have many more career options. Minnesota's nursing shortage has created a great need for LPNs as well as RNs and employers are fighting over the pool of candidates and with the over 65 population growing at astounding rates the need will continue to grow.

We have included only the LPN programs approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Graduates of these programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam - PN (NCLEX-PN). Students can then apply for licensure in most states. You may also be interested in exploring medical assistant programs in Minnesota.

Alexandria Technical College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308-3799
Phone: 320-762-0221

Anoka Technical College
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303-1590
Phone: 763-576-4700

Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401-3900
Phone: 218-855-8000 or 800-933-0346

Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street
East Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
Phone: 651-423-8301

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-879-0888

Hennepin Technical College
13100 College View Drive
Campuses in: Eden Prairie, MN 55347-2600 and
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55455
Phone: 952-9951300

Itasca Community College
1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744-3397
Phone: 218-327-4477

Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811-3399
Phone: 218-733-7600

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
1100 Industrial Park Drive
P.O. Box 648
Eveleth, MN 55734-0648
Phone: 218-741-3095

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779
Phone: 612-659-6000

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
Red Wing Campus
308 Pioneer Road
Red Wing, MN 55066-3964
Phone: 651-385-6300

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
Winona Campus
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987-1455
Phone: 507-453-2200

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Detroit Lakes
900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2698
Phone: 218-846-3700

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Fergus Falls
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1000
Phone: 218-736-1500

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1900 28th Avenue S.
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-6500

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
405 Colfax Avenue SW
PO Box 566
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-7800

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Pipestone Campus
1314 North Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-6800

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Worthington Campus
1450 Collegeway
Worthington, MN 56187-3024
Phone: 507-372-3400

Northland Community and Technical College East Grand Forks
2022 Central Ave. NE East
Grand Forks, MN 56721
Phone 218-773-4556

Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701-2598
Phone: 218-681-0701

Northland Community and Technical College
Roseau Campus
121 Center St E
Roseau, MN 56751
Phone: 800-959-6282

Northland Community and Technical College
White Earth Tribal and Community College Campus
P.O. Box 478 Mahnomen, MN 56557
Phone: 218-936-5775

Northwest Technical College-Bemidji
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Phone: 218-333-6600

Pine Technical College
900 4th Street SE
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone 320-629-6764

Rainy River Community College
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649-2187
Phone: 218-285-7722

Rainy River Community College
Lakewood Health Center
600 Main St
Baudette, MN 56623
Phone: 218-285-7722

Rasmussen College
130 St. Andrews Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-625-6556

Rasmussen College
Brooklyn Park Campus
Phone: 763-493-4500

Rasmussen College
St. Cloud Campus
Phone: 320-251-5600

Ridgewater College
2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201-0797
Phone: 320-222-5200

Ridgewater College
Hutchinson Campus
Phone: 320-234-8500

Riverland Community College
1900 Eighth Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912-1470
Phone: 507-433-0600

Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Phone: 507-285-7143

St. Cloud Technical College
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1240
Phone: 320-308-5000

St. Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102-1800
Phone: 651-846-1600

South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003-1920
Phone: 507-389-7200

South Central College
Faribault Campus
Phone: 507-332-5800


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