Step One: The first thing you will need to do is apply for a school in your area that offers programs in nursing. You can find licensed practice nursing classes in community colleges, vocational schools and tech schools. You will need to fill out an application and provide all of the necessary documents to gain admission, such as transcripts, ID, letters of recommendation and diploma / GED. In some cases, you may even have to apply more than once to get into a school.
Step Two: Next thing you will need to do is find out what the requirements are to graduate from the program you have selected. Each LPN course varies. For instance, there are some that may allow you to graduate after two terms and then there are others that may require you to finish at least three full semesters to obtain a license in nursing. You can get in touch with the registrar's office in order to get a copy of the school course listings.
Step Three: Take a look to see which of the courses are available online. Some may be available online while others may have to be taken in person, such as clinical studies, which require hands-on experience. As an online student, you will still have to complete all necessary paperwork, assignments from the class and report to the professor. Your grades will be determined by your ability to follow directions and comprehend the work.