LPN Training in Pennsylvania

How to Become an LPN in Pennsylvania

To become an LPN in Pennsylvania you will need to:

  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one here. Your application must also include a $35 application fee to be paid by money order, personal check, or cashier’s check (in US funds only).
  3. Ask that the nursing program you attended complete a Nursing Education Verification Form (included with the licensure application form) and send it to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In addition, you must request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.
  4. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  5. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  6. Receive your license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Exam results are available by mail within three weeks of the exam date.

Pennsylvania PN licenses expire on June 30 during even-numbered years and require a renewal fee of $40.

Did you know that LPNs in Pennsylvania earn a mean hourly wage of $19.19 or a mean annual wage of $39,920?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649


Schools offering LPN Programs in Pennsylvania


Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
3 Program(s) Found
  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
Show more [+]
5 Program(s) Found
  • 7 campuses across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
  • Each campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), or Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • Offers non-mandatory Kaplan Certified Professional program at no additional cost, to help prepare students for the job search. 
  • Part of Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC), alongside 6 other institutions across the country with online options as well.
Show more [+]
2 Program(s) Found
Gwynedd Mercy College , Gwynedd Valley
  • A Catholic University with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, founded in 1948.
  • Its 160-acre campus is a short drive from Philadelphia, PA.
  • It has an enrollment of about 3,000 students.
  • Offers over 40 undergraduate programs including medical biology, nursing, history, and more.
  • Its student to faculty ratio is  14:1, and 65.5% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Also  offers online degree programs and has satellite campuses.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
  • Their Fast Track Diploma/Certificate Programs can enable students to be job-ready in as little as eight months.
  • A Career Services Office helps match graduates with potential employers.
  • Founded in 1979 as the Star Technical Institute school group, offering career training in drafting and design. 
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Education, and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology and more.
  • Fully accredited campuses offer day, evening and online classes.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS), that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
Career Training Academy , New Kensington
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • Offers continuing education courses in Medical Coding and Massage Therapy.
  • Classes are held only 4 days a week.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify.
  • 3 campuses in Monroeville, New Kensington, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
  • Part of the All-State Career schools group.
  • Campuses located in Essington, PA and Baltimore, MD.
  • Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
  • Offers programs in Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, and Medical Billing and Coding.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
  • Features a public spa where massage students can get real-world experience. 
  • Main campus is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Phoenixville and Warminster.
  • Honored by the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Century in 2013.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Originally founded in 1918 as a way to prepare servicemen to re-enter the workforce after military service.
Show more [+]
2 Program(s) Found
  • Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its
  • Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States.
  • Ranked #44 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News and World Reports in 2013.
  • average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, was 75% in 2012.
  • Students in its Global Online program earn the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
Show more [+]
2 Program(s) Found
  • Alumni are offered free “brush up” classes, allowing graduates to exercise certain skills or software that they may not have used in a while.
  • On and off campus housing available for out of state students, as well as programs for international students.
  • Students have many options for campus activities, including intramural sports, drama club, and campus parties.
     
Show more [+]