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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:

  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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