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If the top LPN schools in North Dakota are excited about the future of this individual healthcare and medical field sector, than you should know the average student should be too. Almost all healthcare fields in North Dakota are seeing similar growth and we show why that is exciting below in deep detail.

The process for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Dakota

How to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Dakota

To become able to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in North Dakota, you must first graduate from a North Dakota Board of Nursing authorized training program, pass the NCLEX-PN national licensing test, and own an active license granted by the ND Board of Nursing.

It should be noted that the wonderful state of North Dakota is a proud member of the (NLC) Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) which allows other NLC licensed nursed to practice within its jurisdiction without needing any additional licensing or certification.

Find North Dakota LPN Schools Below

Satisfy the minimum prerequisites for practical nursing training in North Dakota

All practical nursing courses in North Dakota have requirements for admission and they may be different at every school across the state of North Dakota. Be sure you check them when looking at enrolling in to an approved LPN program.

Decide on the kind of LPN credential you want to pursue in North Dakota

Another decision you will need to make is whether or not you want to pursue an associate degree or a diploma in North Dakota for practical nursing. To see more detailed info on the LPN credentials that are offered, click on the link here.

Enroll in an approved ND Licensed Practical Nurse class

All the accredited LPN classes in North Dakota are regulated and overseen by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. If you want to take the NCLEX-PN in North Dakota you will have to pass a LPN program in North Dakota that is approved by them.

Licensed Practical Nurse classes in North Dakota

Below is the complete list of LPN programs in North Dakota that are accredited and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Bismarck State College
PO Box 5587
Bismarck ND 58506-5587
Phone (800) 445-5073
Year 1 – Students earn Program Certificate in Practical Nursing. Students can continue into Year 2 and/or apply to take the NCLEX-PN.
Year 2 – Students earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

Dakota College at Bottineau
105 Simrall Boulevard
Bottineau ND 58318-1159
Phone (800) 542-6866
Fax (701) 228-5499
Dakota College at Bottineau offers a 42 credit LPN training program. There are 2 paths (one with general education classes and one with nursing courses only).

Lake Region State College
1801 N College Drive
Devils Lake ND 58301
Phone (701) 662-1569
Fax (701) 662-1569
The Lake Region State College Practical Nurse program is 11 months in length and provides the knowledge and skills you need to enter a challenging career in nursing.

Williston State College
PO Box 1326
Williston ND 58801-4896
Phone (701) 774-4290
Fax (701) 774-4275
Williston State College has a nursing degree program and a LPN certificate program. The Practical Nursing program will prep students to work in North Dakota as licensed practical nurses.

Dickinson State University (AASPN)
291 Campus Dr
Dickinson ND 58601-4896
Phone (701) 483-2133
Fax (701) 483-2524
Dickinson State University has a AASPN program for their aspiring LPNs. The program will ensure certified training upon completion of the training program.

ND State College of Science (AASPN)
800 6th St N
Wahpeton ND 58075-3602
Phone (701) 671-2967
Fax (701) 671-2529
The ND State College of Science AASPN program will prepare their students to become working practical nurses in the state of North Dakota. There are four levels to choose from for your training and career path. level 1 is the LPN certificate, level 2 is the practical nursing associates degree, level 3 is the registered nursing Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and level 4 is the Associate in Science in Nursing.

Sitting Bull College (ASPN)
9299 Hwy 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538
The Practical Nursing Program at Sitting Bull College is a fully accredited program. The LPN program is also an integral part of Sitting Bull College.

Register for and Take the NCLEX-PN exam

The official Licensed Practical Nurse examination administered in North Dakota is the NCLEX-PN.

Material covered on the NCLEX-PN in ND

A sampling of content normally covered on the NCLEX-PN exam is listed here along with tips for preparing for the exam and much more.

Pass the NCLEX-PN and Start Your Career as an LPN in North Dakota

If you take and then pass the NCLEX-PN you will be on your way to a successful career as a practical nurse in the state of North Dakota.

LPN salary in North Dakota

There’s a very high need for licensed practical or vocational nurses around the country and in North Dakota. Through the year 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 17% increase in additional jobs for LPNs in North Dakota. To view income information for North Dakota by location and county, feel free to take a look at the table using data just below.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
North DakotaHourly$16.14$20.84$25.96
Far Eastern North DakotaHourly$18.33$22.13$26.55
Bismarck, NDHourly$17.74$22.02$26.97
West Central North DakotaHourly$16.56$21.68$27.76
Far Western North DakotaHourly$16.77$21.48$26.94
East Central North DakotaHourly$16.51$20.79$25.93
Grand Forks, ND-MNHourly$16.01$20.12$24.18
Fargo, ND-MNHourly$15.42$19.47$25.11