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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


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Gwynedd Mercy College , Gwynedd Valley
  • Ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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  • Offers over 40 undergraduate programs including medical biology, nursing, history, and more.
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