LPN Programs in Missouri


To begin practicing as a Missouri LPN, you need to graduate from a Practical Nursing program that is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Majority of LPN programs take 9-12 months to finish. In this state, LPN graduate can practice as a nurse for up to 90 days as he/she waits for the NCLEX exam results.

The state's nurses population comprises of 23% LPNs. The cities of Kansas and St. Louis are the areas with the highest number of nursing educational institution and LPN employment.

Here are some schools that can provide approved LPN program –

Bolivar Technical College

Bolivar Technical College has a Missouri State Board of Nursing approved LPN program that prepares you for an entry level nursing career in just 16 months. You can stay on track by this college’s One Course a Month schedule that allows you to take just a single class at a time. In a way, you stay motivated and more interested as the program focuses on one class at a given time. If you are a working student in Missouri, then this also comes in handy.

BTC’s coursework includes musculoskeletal and protective health programs; introduction to nursing; and multiple system health problems; to name a few.

Jefferson College

This is a two-year community college in Hillsboro, Missouri; which was established in 1963. It is a 418-acre campus that offers mainly daytime programs but you also have an option to take the evening or weekend class.

Clinton Technical School

The LPN program for this school is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. It has been offering the program since 2010. At the moment, the school has three instructors that teach students five days each week. Clinical settings include the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Truman Lake Manor, Golden Living Center-Westwood, Clinton Healthcare and Rehab, Royal Oaks Hospital, Henry County Health Department.

There are 44 nursing schools in Missouri that provide LPN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Applied Technology Services
Sunset Hills, MO


Bolivar Technical College
Bolivar, MO


Cass Career Center
Harrisonville, MO


Clinton Technical School
Clinton, MO


Columbia Area Career Center
Columbia, MO


Columbia Public Schools
Columbia, MO


Concorde Career College-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 48.50%
  • PN: 81.20%

Eldon Career Center
Eldon, MO


Four Rivers Career Center
Washington, MO


Franklin Technology-MSSU
Joplin, MO


Hannibal-LaGrange University
Hannibal, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%
  • PN: 96.00%

Hillyard Technical Center
Saint Joseph, MO


Jefferson College
Hillsboro, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.70%
  • PN: 94.10%

Kirksville Area Technical Center
Kirksville, MO


Lex La-Ray Technical Center
Lexington, MO


Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.20%
  • PN: 84.50%

Mineral Area College
Park Hills, MO


Moberly Area Community College
Moberly, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.90%
  • PN: 95.60%

Nevada Regional Technical Center
Nevada, MO


Nichols Career Center
Jefferson City, MO


North Central Missouri College
Trenton, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.80%
  • PN: 99.40%

North Central Missouri College - Maryville
Maryville, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.40%
  • PN: 98.00%

Northland Career Center
Platte City, MO


Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.30%
  • PN: 99.10%

Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center
Poplar Bluff, MO


Rolla Technical Institute/Center
Rolla, MO


Saline County Career Center
Marshall, MO


South Central Career Center
West Plains, MO


St Charles Community College
Cottleville, MO


State Fair Community College
Sedalia, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.80%

Texas County Technical College
Houston, MO

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.60%
  • PN: 94.30%

Warrensburg Area Career Center
Warrensburg, MO


Waynesville Career Center
Waynesville, MO



Closed Schools/Programs

Colorado Technical University - Kansas City
North Kansas City, MO

School closed in 2014

Sanford-Brown College - Saint Peters
Saint Peters, MO

School closed in 2014