LPN Student

Practical Nursing

Looking to start a rewarding nursing career in less than a year? As a Practical Nursing you can work in outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities or home care settings, where you’ll pass medication, administer injections and perform assessments. After you earn your Practical Nursing technical diploma from Gateway, you’ll be fully prepared to take the LPN exam and ready to earn a great salary in a position many area employers need to hire qualified talent. The first classes for this program will run in Spring 2022.

  • Graduate with confidence: Gateway Nursing program students have historically passed the LPN exam with a 97-percent success rate. 
  • Learn hands-on with expert faculty to administer medication, injections and assessments in the new Lincoln Center for Health Careers on the Racine campus, which offers the latest simulation units and industry-standard equipment. 
  • Study on your schedule around work and family commitments, with flexible day or evening courses available and the ability to start part-time or full-time in any semester.
  • Continue to advance your education after you earn your technical diploma: the LPN technical diploma is the first half of the Nursing associate degree program, you can easily continue to promote your career.
Program Credits



Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,223
Books & Supplies: N/A

Start Dates

Spring, Summer, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Licensed Practical Nurse

Practical Nursing Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.