LPN Training in South Carolina

How to Become an LPN in South Carolina

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

  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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Medical Career Institute , North Charleston
  • Courses emphasize laboratory skills and clinical externship experiences.
  • All training is provided by healthcare faculties who have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching and as well as necessary credentials in their fields.
  • Class size is limited to an average of eight to twenty students per instructor.
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  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 
  • Tuition covers course required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
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  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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  • Each campus features a public clinic, where massage students can gain real-world experience.
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