Is LPN a certificate program?

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Is LPN a certificate program?

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There are certain requisites for people that want to get a career as licensed practical nurses. One of these requirements is to complete a state-approved LPN training program. There are two training options available for people that want to become an LPN: a certificate or diploma program, or an associate's degree. A certificate or diploma program often takes one year to complete while an associate's degree takes two years to complete. Both the certificate program and the associate's degree will properly prepare you to work in a healthcare facility as an LPN as long as they are state-accredited. The advantage of choosing to get an LPN certificate is that it allows you to join the workforce in less time and does not require a big money investment. However, you may not be able to transfer credits from your LPN certificate program to pursue higher education. Getting an associate's degree to become an LPN will allow you to further your career and apply to get a registered nurse license in the future.

For more information about LPN certificate programs check out this article: Licensed Practical Nurse Education Requirements and Career Info

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