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Rhode Island, RI | LPN Nursing Program Information

How to Become an LPN in Rhode Island

Completion of prerequisite courses is required before applying to a Rhode Island LPN program, which usually requires five classes from introductory subjects such as physiology, psychology, and biology. As long as grades in these courses are good enough to get in—there are typically more applicants than spots, and therefore grades are an asset—the program takes a year to finish and focuses upon nursing techniques and hands-on practices in patient care and assessment. The National Counsel Licensing Examination-Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) is the final step towards licensure and is the same for LPN students throughout the USA. It costs $200 to take through Pearson Vue , and the Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education requires an application with proof of completion and a licensure application fee of $90. Eighty-eight percent of nurses pass the NCLEX-PN on their first try in Rhode Island and are ready to enter the work force.

Rhode Island Licensed Practical Nurse Jobs, Wages and Hours

In Rhode Island, the typical place for a Licensed Practical Nurse to find work is a hospital, although there may be opportunities in doctor’s offices, retirement homes, and elsewhere. Regardless of the setting, they spend most of their working hours engaged in direct patient care—keeping an eye on patient’s health, administering medication, maintaining equipment, and feeding and bathing those under their care. In cities like Providence, they make an average of $42,500 per year (according to BLS.gov), if working full time, and usually work outside of a 9 to 5 schedule. Indeed, swing shifts, nights and weekends are common as many patients need care at all hours of the day.



Rhode Island Campus Schools:

New England Institute of Technology
Campus Locations:   East Greenwich
Programs: Associate in Science Degree in Nursing


Northeastern University
Campus Locations:   Boston
Programs: Direct Entry Nursing Program



Online Schools:

Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN


The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


South University,Online Programs
Online Programs:   Doctor of Nursing Practice , Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator , Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult Nurse Practitioner , more...


University of Cincinnati Online
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration , Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner , Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist , more...


Capella University
Online Programs:   MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited) , MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited) , MSN -Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited) , more...


Norwich University - Online
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Nursing


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   MS in Nursing , Doctor of Nursing Practice , MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing , M.S. in Nursing/Master of Health Administration


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing , MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)