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LPN Training in Virginia

How to Become an LPN in Virginia

To become an LPN in Virginia you will need to:

Lpn Lvn Licensed Practical Nursing Licensed Vocational Nursing
  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete an application form for licensure. You can start the process here. The application must include a passport-size photograph that has been signed on the front and then notarized and a $130 application fee.
  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 Virginia Board of Nursing

Did you know that LPNs in Virginia earn a mean hourly wage of $17.95 or a mean annual wage of $37,330?

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

Virginia Board of Nursing

Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23233

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South University , Glen Allen
  • 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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  • Provides a 24/7 myCampusLink system that lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Designated a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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  • Has 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • 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.
  • Founded in New Jersey in February 2006 and approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
  • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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