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LPN Training in South Carolina

How to Become an LPN in South Carolina

To become an LPN in South Carolina you will need to:

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  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Apply for South Carolina licensure online here. The application fee is $77.
  3. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  4. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  5. Receive your license from the South Carolina State Board of Nursing.

To renew a South Carolina PN license, you must meet continuing competency requirements. Licenses are to be renewed every two years.

Did you know that LPNs in South Carolina earn a mean hourly wage of $17.65 or a mean annual wage of $36,720?

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

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12367
Columbia, SC 29211


Physical Address:
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202


Schools offering LPN Programs in South-Carolina


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  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
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  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Medical Careers Institute , North Charleston
  • Offers courses that emphasize laboratory skills and clinical externship experiences.
  • Chooses healthcare faculty who have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching and as well as necessary credentials in their fields.
  • Limits its class sizes to an average of 8-20 students per instructor.
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  • Features a public clinic, where massage students can gain real-world experience.
  • Provides career development advising and job placement assistance at its Student Services department.
  • Has 2 main campuses in North and South Carolina, with a branch campus in Nashville, TN.
  • Offers programs in clinical massage therapy, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, and more.
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  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
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