How to Become an LPN in Missouri
To become an LPN in Missouri you will need to:
- 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) (http://www.L1id.com/IBT), and a $41 check or money order made out to the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
- Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one at http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/lpnexminationapp53003.pdf.
- Undergo background checks from the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Missouri Board of Nursing.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Once you receive your Authorization to Test, take and pass the NCLEX exam. You will receive your results in two weeks.
- 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
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075