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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South University , Glen Allen
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Westwood College , Annandale
  • Offers classes online, as well as at 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia.
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