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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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