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LPN Training in Missouri

How to Become an LPN in Missouri

To become an LPN in Missouri you will need to:

  1. Attend a practical nursing program in the United States. However, no later than three months before you graduate you must submit a 2”x2” photograph signed by you, a criminal background check and proof of fingerprinting obtained from Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT) (click here), and a $41 check or money order made out to the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  2. Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one here.
  3. Undergo background checks from the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  4. Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Missouri Board of Nursing.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you receive your Authorization to Test, take and pass the NCLEX exam. You will receive your results in two weeks.
  7. Receive your license from the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Missouri earn a mean hourly wage of $16.43 or a mean annual wage of $34,180?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Missouri State Board of Nursing

3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656


Schools offering LPN Programs in Missouri


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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.
Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.
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Whether you’re looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals. Through a diverse, innovative mix of mechanical trades, transportation, health and wellness, as well as allied health programs, MTI has earned a reputation for excellence in meeting local community needs, in regards to its workforce.

Whether you’re looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals. Through a diverse, innovative mix of mechanical trades, transportation, health and wellness, as well as allied health programs, MTI has earned a reputation for excellence in meeting local community needs, in regards to its workforce.

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  • Dedicated to providing career training to students since 1969.
  • Ranks in the top 15% of all U.S. schools providing military educational services.
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
  • Provides a career services team to help students with resume review, mock interviewing, campus career fairs, and more.
  • Gives students the opportunity to study business, personal fitness, cosmetology, and more.
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  • Dedicated to providing career training to students since 1969.
  • Ranks in the top 15% of all U.S. schools providing military educational services.
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
  • Provides a career services team to help students with resume review, mock interviewing, campus career fairs, and more.
  • Gives students the opportunity to study business, personal fitness, cosmetology, and more.
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  • Accredited
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  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1971.
  • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
  • Offers courses in medical billing, massage therapy, electronics & technology, HVAC, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 3 campuses across Missouri and Kansas, with online options as well.
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  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1971.
  • Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
  • Offers courses in medical billing, massage therapy, electronics & technology, HVAC, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 3 campuses across Missouri and Kansas, with online options as well.
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  • Offering students a range of healthcare education opportunities since 1963.
  • Campus located in St. Louis, Missouri, with online classes also available.
  • Provides externship opportunities through its professional affiliations with local healthcare facilities and businesses.
  • Offers Alumni Savings Connection, allowing graduates to receive special savings on a wide range of products and services.
  • Provides diploma and degree programs in business, dental hygiene, healthcare management, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Offering students a range of healthcare education opportunities since 1963.
  • Campus located in St. Louis, Missouri, with online classes also available.
  • Provides externship opportunities through its professional affiliations with local healthcare facilities and businesses.
  • Offers Alumni Savings Connection, allowing graduates to receive special savings on a wide range of products and services.
  • Provides diploma and degree programs in business, dental hygiene, healthcare management, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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  • Has 100 campuses— many of which are on or near public transportation routes.
  • Provides trained student finance planners to assist students seeking financial aid.
  • Offers classes built around small teams, so students get personal, one-on-one skills training.
  • Incorporates hands-on training into all programs to provide students with important experience.
  • Provides day, evening, and weekend classes. (Classes offered may vary by location.)
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  • Alumni may return for free refresher courses on previously completed classes.
  • Campuses located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Toronto, Canada, with the online headquarters based in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Offers programs in court reporting, personal training, health information technology, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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  • Alumni may return for free refresher courses on previously completed classes.
  • Campuses located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Toronto, Canada, with the online headquarters based in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Offers programs in court reporting, personal training, health information technology, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Established in 1940 as Bryan Stenotype School.
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  • Founded in 1954, it has been providing corporate training solutions in the private sector for 60 years.
  • Provides top-notch instructors, the latest technology, and curriculae designed with the market’s evolving needs in mind.
  • Offers programs in HVAC training, Computer Technology, Medical Assisting, and more.
  • Accredited A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1968.
  • Main campus is located in Wichita, Kansas, with 4 additional branch campuses.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Kansas State Board of Regents (KBOR).
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  • Founded in 1954, it has been providing corporate training solutions in the private sector for 60 years.
  • Provides top-notch instructors, the latest technology, and curriculae designed with the market’s evolving needs in mind.
  • Offers programs in HVAC training, Computer Technology, Medical Assisting, and more.
  • Accredited A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1968.
  • Main campus is located in Wichita, Kansas, with 4 additional branch campuses.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Kansas State Board of Regents (KBOR).
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