Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where To Find Online LPN Nursing Classes

Online LPN Nursing Classes
By Brenne Meirowitz, B.A., M.S., M.A.

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has become easier and more convenient with the advent of online LPN nursing classes. At the time of this writing, Petersons lists five major universities that offer online LPN nursing classes leading towards either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. These universities include Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, and Motlow State Community College in Lynchburg, Tennessee. However, as of this writing, Motlow State has still not been granted accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), but expects it to be forthcoming upon the graduation of their first class sometime in the spring 2009. Although listed as a school which offers online nursing classes, North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota did not offer anything other than administrative courses in nursing.

Drexel offers an online an nursing certificate program, online bachelor degrees, as well as master degree programs in nursing through their College of Nursing and Health Professions. Drexel’s numerous online nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, Drexel offers post-master’s certificate online.

To be considered as an online nursing school candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Indiana Wesleyan University, the minimum requirement for admissions to their online nursing program is that an applicant already hold an Associate Degree in nursing comprising of 60 credits.

One of the greatest pluses for enrolling in online LPN nursing classes is that there is generally no waiting period. Once accepted, a student may begin classes without waiting for the following semester or beginning of the school year as is the case with almost all traditional schools. Most schools also offer financial aid.

Click here to read more about LPN nursing classes at Nursing School Programs.


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