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Practical Nursing

Diploma - 40 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


Are you a nursing assistant who wants to become a nurse? If so, the practical nursing program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN is for you! The practical nursing program is a two semester program of study. Before you can apply to the program, there are some courses that are required. Check the program planner for details. After you complete the program, you can take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) to get your license to be a nurse.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition and Fees

The nurse degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

This program has additional entry requirements.

The Practical Nursing Diploma Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Learn how to adapt to many different roles as a nurse within your career and within the health system
  • Combine critical thinking with evidence based medicine to provide safe and competent care to all people
  • Provide care that reflects the ethics and values of the nursing profession

Educational Pathways

Once you graduate and get your NCLEX-PN license, you can apply to the Nursing AS/LPN Advanced Standing Track program offered at Lake Superior College.


Lake Superior College’s Practical Nursing Diploma Program is approved by the MN Board of Nursing. The Practical Nursing Program at Lake Superior College located in Duluth, MN is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

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