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


Schools offering LPN Programs in Virginia


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  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
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  • 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.
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South University , Virginia Beach
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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• Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
• Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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Westwood College , Annandale
  • Offers classes online, as well as at 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia.
  • Curriculum is developed with input from employers, subject matter experts.
  • Has provided a hands-on, career-focused education since 1953.
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  • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
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