Reputable licensed practical nursing schools include Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, Shawnee Community College in Illinois and South Florida State College in Florida. These schools advertise a 100-percent pass rate for students who take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses.
Students earn a certificate by completing one year of coursework and clinical rotations. Upon program completion, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN. Essential courses in these programs cover subjects such as nursing theory and practice, human anatomy and obstetrics. Students practice skills in simulation labs and complete clinical hours in real-world health care facilities under the supervision of professional nurses. Tuition and books for these programs cost $7,000 to $8,000 on average, as of 2015.