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The time to enroll is great as of today per bls.gov data for LPN schools in Virginia. Our staff breaks down what to expect in your training in our latest free guide. With many of the medical fields in Virginia growing at record paces the time for entering healthcare fields is very exciting.

In case it is not known, the state of Virginia is a valid and current member of the eNLC or otherwise known as the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact. Under the current eNLC, all member state nurses can provide care to th eirpatients in other eNLC member states without having to obtain additional licenses if the requirements are met.

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Becoming a LPN in Virginia

All working practical nurses and aspiring practical nurses are governed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions and all training courses must be approved by them.

What is the process for getting certified as a LPN in Virginia?

The step by step process for becoming an LPN in Virginia is shown below in the following four steps.

Step 1 – Satisfy the standard prerequisites for practical nursing training in Virginia

Make sure you can satisfy any of the practical nursing program entrance prerequisites in Virginia.

Step 2 – Decide on the type of credential you would like to earn

Get an associates degree or a LPN certificate in Virginia if you want to get on the pathway to become a working practical nurse in Virginia. For more details about the educational needs, click here.

Step 3 – Complete a LPN training class approved by the Virginia Nursing Board

All LPN classes in Virginia must be approved by the (Virginia Board of Nursing). If you don’t finish an accredited training course you cannot take the NCLEX-PN in Virginia.

Licensed Practical Nurse training in Virginia

Below is a complete list of the LPN schools in Virginia that are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing 2925 N Landing Rd Virginia Beach VA 23456-2499 757-648-6050-0 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing 7704 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1000 Falls Church VA 22043 703-891-1787 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing 7850 Carousel Lane Henrico VA 23294 804-527-4660-103 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Centra College of Nursing 905 Lakeside Dr., Suite A Lynchburg VA 24501 434-200-3070 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Central School of Practical Nursing 1330 N Millitary Hwy Norfolk VA 23502 757-892-3300 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Danville Community College 1008 S Main St Danville VA 24541-4004 434-797-2222 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Southside Virginia Community College 109 Campus Drive Alberta VA 23821 888-220-7822 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Piedmont Virginia Community College 501 College Drive Charlottesville VA 22902-7589 434-977-3900 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Lord Fairfax Community College 173 Skirmisher Lane Middletown VA 22645 800-906-5322 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Patrick Henry Community College 645 Patriot Avenue Martinsville VA 24112 276-656-0311 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Wytheville Community College 1000 E Main Street Wytheville VA 24382-3308 276-223-4700 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Saint Michael College of Allied Health 8305 Richmond Highway Alexandria VA 22309-2348 703-746-8708 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond 8141 Hull St Rd North Chesterfield VA 23235 804-745-2444 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College 1651 East Parham Road Richmond VA 23228-2327 804-371-3000 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Southwest Virginia Community College 369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill Richlands VA 24641-1101 276-964-2555 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Eastern Virginia Career College 10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400 Fredericksburg VA 22408 540-373-4465-221 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Centura College-Richmond Main 7914 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond VA 23235-5250 804-330-0111 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
John Tyler Community College 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy Chester VA 23831-5316 804-796-4000 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Dabney S Lancaster Community College 1000 Dabney Drive Clifton Forge VA 24422-1000 540-863-2800 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Chester Career College 751 WEST HUNDRED ROAD Chester VA 23836 804-425-5797 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Virginia Highlands Community College 100 VHCC Drive Abingdon VA 24212-0828 276-739-2400 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
ECPI University 5555 Greenwich Rd Virginia Beach VA 23462 757-490-9090 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
New River Community College 5251 College Drive Dublin VA 24084-1127 540-674-3600 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Eastern Shore Community College 29300 Lankford Hwy Melfa VA 23410 757-789-1789 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Virginia Western Community College 3093 Colonial Ave Roanoke VA 24015 540-857-7311 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Paul D Camp Community College 100 N College Dr Franklin VA 23851 757-569-6700 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Centura College-Norfolk 7020 North Military Highway Norfolk VA 23518-4833 757-853-2121 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Riverside College of Health Careers 316 Main St. Newport News VA 23601 757-240-2200 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Mountain Empire Community College 3441 Mountain Empire Road Big Stone Gap VA 24219 276-523-2400 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Rappahannock Community College 12745 College Drive Glenns VA 23149-2616 804-758-6700 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Germanna Community College 2130 Germanna Hwy Locust Grove VA 22508-2102 540-423-9030 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Fortis College-Richmond 2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A Richmond VA 23230 804-323-1020 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Fortis College-Norfolk 6300 Center Dr Bldg 22 Norfolk VA 23502-4101 757-499-5447-1344 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Step 4 – Take the NCLEX-PN assessment

Candidates to become licensed practical nurses in Virginia are required to pass the NCLEX-PN exam to complete their license. Details of the material needed to study to prep for the exam, what to do on the day of the exam and what is normally included on the NCLEX-PN examination is outlined here.

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and Start Towards a Career as an LPN in Virginia

Getting in to the field of practical nursing in Virginia will be right around the corner once you pass the NCLEX-PN in Virginia.

LPN salary in Virginia

There’s a higher than average demand for licensed practical nurses across the United States and in Virginia and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 21% in the State of Virginia through 2024. The following listing reflects statistics on Practical Nursing income in Virginia by location.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Yearly$32,510 $44,090 $60,420
VirginiaHourly$15.21$19.63$25.35
Yearly$31,640 $40,840 $52,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan DivisionHourly$18.78$23.31$30.27
Yearly$39,070 $48,480 $62,970
Charlottesville, VA MSAHourly$16.30$21.26$25.65
Yearly$33,900 $44,210 $53,360
Roanoke, VA MSAHourly$15.92$19.54$23.61
Yearly$33,110 $40,640 $49,120
Richmond, VA MSAHourly$15.40$19.18$24.73
Yearly$32,030 $39,900 $51,430
Northwestern Virginia BOSHourly$14.44$19.05$24.42
Yearly$30,040 $39,630 $50,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSAHourly$15.62$18.93$24.18
Yearly$32,490 $39,370 $50,290
Harrisonburg, VA MSAHourly$13.62$18.84$27.24
Yearly$28,330 $39,190 $56,660
Southside Virginia BOSHourly$14.88$18.78$24.27
Yearly$30,960 $39,070 $50,490
Winchester, VA-WV MSAHourly$14.67$18.69$24.37
Yearly$30,520 $38,870 $50,690
Lynchburg, VA MSAHourly$15.45$18.56$25.23
Yearly$32,140 $38,600 $52,490
Northeastern Peninsulas BOSHourly$14.88$18.47$24.17
Yearly$30,950 $38,420 $50,260
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA MSAHourly$14.03$17.50$23.16
Yearly$29,190 $36,390 $48,180
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSAHourly$12.43$16.48$21.87
Yearly$25,860 $34,270 $45,500
Southwestern Virginia BOSHourly$11.50$15.10$20.55
Yearly$23,920 $31,410 $42,730

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