LPN Training in Washington

How to Become an LPN in Washington

To become an LPN in Washington you will need to:

  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one here. Your application must include the $90 application fee. Note that applications take three to four weeks to process.
  3. The director of the nursing school you attended must sign and send a completed Certificate of Completion form to the Commission.
  4. Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Commission.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license

Did you know that LPNs in Washington earn a mean hourly wage of $20.92 or a mean annual wage of $43,520?

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

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Department of Health
HPQA #6
310 Israel Rd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501-7864


Schools offering LPN Programs in Washington


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