Program Facts

Learn foundational skills to care for patients from birth to the elder years.

Program includes NCLEX-PN review to help you prepare for the licensure exam.*

Complete your diploma in as few as eleven months.


Train to become a vital member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.

LPNs do everything from helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, and helping older patients maintain health and dignity. They also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.In this program you will learn intravenous (IV) skills and obtain certification that will offer the potential for increased wages from some employers in the area.

Students can complete their diploma in as few as 11months.

Practical Nursing Curriculum

Concorde Aurora’s practical nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of stable conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for administering medications, taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom and lab. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

  • Dosage Calculations
  • Family Nursing
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • NCLEX Review
  • Pharmacology

Approval Statement

The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Effective May 25, 2018 the Practical Nursing education program is approved for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peach tree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000;

*Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.