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Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

The Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology (NWIHT) LPN program serves the Chicago area. At the time of this article there were approximately 40 members of faculty.  The program takes a total of 1100 hours (2 years) to complete.The school is authorized by the Division of Professional Regulation to teach licensed professional nursing courses.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid form of identification
  • Pass placement tests in math, and English
  • make an appointment and finalize a contract for a the LPN program.

(877) 908-9969

4641 North Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


Angeles College of Nursing

The Angles College of Nursing is located in downtown Los Angles. The Licensed Vocational Nurse program is a full time five day a week program. The program takes 42 weeks to complete if you go full time or 60 weeks if you go part time. Students can take the NCLEX PN after complation of the course.


  • First come first serve basis
  • Must pass HOBET exam with a score of 75% or higher
  • Students may be rejected on the basis of character, grades, or financial deficiency.


  • Must complete enrollment agreement and contract
  • Pay small registration fee
  • All transcripts must be requested immediately after completion of application

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must speak fluent English

Contact Information:

3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Telephone: (213) 487-2211
Fax: (213) 487-2299

Capital Health Institute

Capital Health Institute lpn program is available in the DC area for adult students. The program is accredited by the board for nursing to teach practical nursing [ref].  The program has classes in the mornings and evenings Monday through Friday. Morning classes are from 8 am till 2 pm with clinicals starting at  7 am. The evening classes and clinicals run from 4 pm to 10 pm. The teaching staff  consists of six nurses that hold masters degrees and hold nursing licenses.

After researching the school we have not found any reviews of it by former or current students. We also could not find the NCLEX-PN pass rate.

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma
  • CPR certified
  • Up to date exam and immunizations
  • Pass an entrance exam
  • Pass an interview

7826 Eastern Avenue
Suite 515
Washington, DC 20012
Phone: (202) 722-8830
Fax: (202) 722-8831

Director of Nursing
Sam Addo, RN, MSN

Bullard Havens Technical High School

Bullard Havens Technical High School lpn program is a part of the Connecticut technical high school system. The technical high school system ensures that students are academically successful and learn a trade. The LPN Program at the school is open to adults. For state residents the cost of the program is approximately $12,600  spread out over the program this includes tuition and other miscellaneous expenses.


Patricia Fennessy –

500 Palisade Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 579-6333 ext. 6436
Fax: (203) 579-6904

Merit Technical Institute – LPN Program

The Merit Technical Institute has mixed reviews from students. Student complaints focus primarily on lack of financial aid and fees associated with the school that they had expected to be part of the overall tuition. In 2006 the former owner of the school was sentenced to prison for defrauding the Department of Education and Labor by accepting from the government for students that were not eligible or qualified to be in the program [ref]. At one time they were not an accredited school but they are now listed as an accredited school by the state nursing board.

Entrance Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • US citizen or eligible alien
  • pass an entrance exam (consists of grammar, reading comprehension, and word math problems)
  • pass a pre-screening interview

NCLEX-PN Pass Rate:

  • 2006 – 72.56% [ref]
  • 2007 – 84.57% [ref]

620 Essex St. # 204
Harrison NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 484-0276

321 Grove st.
Jersey City NJ 07302
Phone: 201- 434-7878

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