LPN Programs in PA

LPN Programs in PennsylvaniaIf you are thinking about attending one of the great LPN programs in Pennsylvania, there are a few things you should know. If you attend an accredited or approved LPN program in PA, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). You will find that most of the LPN programs in PA require that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent in order to enroll. There may be other restrictions too, it would be best to make a list and contact any of the LPN schools in PA to find out any other requirements that may be necessary for that particular school. LPN programs in PA are well respected in the nation with the most popular being in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

LPN Jobs in PA

2011 Employment: 38,800
2018 Projected Employment: 41,000

The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing requires licensed practical nurses to have the following before they can be legally employed:

• Must have completed at least 12 years of education with a diploma from a public, parochial or private school or its equivalent as stated by the Department of Education
• Must have completed an approved course in practical nursing with no less that 1,500 hours and within a period no less than 12 months
• Must be at least 18 years old and of good moral character
• Must have passed the NCLEX-PN
• Must have undergone and passed a criminal background check

LPN Salary in PA

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $20.63
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $42,920
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

Recommended LPN Programs in Pennsylvania

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Technical Institute. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Medical Assistant
Locations: AllentownPhiladelphia

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant Technician (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
Locations: ErieScrantonKingston
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science: Nursing
  • And more...
Locations: Hagerstown
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • BS - Nursing

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Take the next step in your education with Gwynedd-Mercy College. We offer accelerated associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in business administration, educational administration, management, and nursing.

Programs:

  • BS Accelerated Degree in Nursing - RN to BSN (RN license required)
  • BS in Accelerated Degree Nursing with MSN option - RN to BSN to MSN (RN license required)
Locations: Gwynedd Valley

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN -Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • And more...

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
Take your career to a whole new level with a degree from Everest Institute. Programs available in Accounting, Paralegal, Business Administration and more.

Programs:

  • Patient Care Technician (Diploma)
  • Medical Assistant (Diploma)
Locations: Pittsburgh

LPN Programs in Pennsylvania

Schools Schools
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
215-968-8448
Michelle Rue, Director
Bucks County Community College
Perkasie Campus
One Hillendale Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
215-968-8316
Michelle Laskey, Director
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
3201 Rockwell Avenue
Scranton, PA 18508
570-346-8728, Ext. 2
Laura Kanavy, Director
Central Pennsylvania Institute
of Science & Technology
540 North Harrison Road
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
814-359-2582
Jane Irwin, Coordinator
Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center
1339 Saint Mary Street, Suite 2
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-768-4960, Ext. 11
Carol Barbarich, Director
Chester County Intermediate Unit
Practical Nursing Program
443 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
610-384-6214
Patricia Knecht, Director
Chester County Intermediate Unit
-West Grove Campus
280 Pennock’s Bridge Road
West Grove, PA 19390
610-345-1800
Patricia Knecht, Director
Clarion County Career Center
490 Career Lane
Shippenville, PA 16254
814-226-5857, Ext. 160
Ann Stanonis, Coordinator
Clearfield County Career & Technology Center
1620 River Road
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-765-4047
Elsie Maurer, Director
Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724-480-3495
Linda Gallagher, Director
Crawford County Career & Technology Center
860 Thurston Road
Meadville, PA 16335
814-724-6028
Rebecca Parker, Coordinator
Delaware County Technical School
85 North Malin Road
Broomall, PA 19008
484-423-7003, Ext. 6675
Kathleen McNamara, Coordinator
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
100 South Broad Street, 10th Floor
Land Title Building
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-568-2220, Ext. 5106
Nancy York, Interim Director
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-784-4819
Carol Duell, Program Administrator
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
- ACTS, Inc. satellite
ACTS, Inc. Special Services Building
812 Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
215-784-4805
Carol Duell, Program Administrator
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
-Park House at Providence Point satellite
1600 Black Rock Road
Royersford, PA 19468
215-784-4805
Carol Duell, Program Administrator
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology
- Peter Beck Community
434 Schoolhouse Road
Harleysville, PA 19438
215-784-4805
Carol Duell, Program Administrator
Erie Business Center
246 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501
814-456-7504, Ext. 130
Dawn Johnson, Administrator
Fayette County Career & Technology Institute
175 Georges Fairchance Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-437-2724, Ext. 124
LouAnn Patterson, Coordinator
Fortis Institute, Erie
5757 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506
814-838-7673, Ext. 5039
Michelle Lingle, Interim Director
Fortis Institute, Scranton
517 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18509
570-558-1818, Ext. 63
Julie Nardella, Director
Franklin County Career & Technology Center
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-263-5667
Janyce Collier, Administrator
Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-3695
814-946-8490
Rebecca Kelly, Coordinator
Greater Johnstown Career
& Technology Center
445 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904-2998
814-269-4393
Ann Hofecker, Interim Coordinator
Greater Johnstown Career
& Technology Center
- Admiral Peary satellite
948 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, PA 15931
814-472-6490, Ext. 155
Ann Hofecker, Interim Coordinator
Greater Johnstown Career
& Technology Center
- Monroeville satellite
339 Old Haymaker Rd.
Monroeville, Pa 15401
412-380-1416
Ann Hofecker, Interim Coordinator
Greene County Career & Technology Center
60 Zimmerman Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
724-627-3106, Ext. 208
Wendy Bouchard, Coordinator
Hanover Public School District
403 Moul Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-2111, Ext. 204
Mary L. Brown, Director
Harrisburg Area Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
717-780-2380
Susan Leib, Coordinator
Harrisburg Area Community College
– Lancaster Campus
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602-2690
717-358-2880
Betsy Musser, Director
Hazleton Area Career Center
1451 West 23rd Street
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-459-3221, Ext. 82409
Bernice Platek, Coordinator
Huntingdon County Career
& Technology Center
Vo Tech Drive
P.O. Box E
Mill Creek, PA 17060
814-643-6525
Kimberly Huff, Coordinator
Indiana County Technology Center
441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701-1465
724-349-6700, Ext. 155
Diana L. Rupert, Coordinator
Institute for Caregiver Education
162 Farm Credit Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
717-263-7766, Ext. 203
Myrna B Eshleman, Program Administrator
Jefferson County-Dubois Area
Vocational Technical School
576 Vo-Tech Drive
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
814-653-8420
Brenda Hodge, Coordinator
Keystone Job Corps Center
235 W. Foothills Drive
Drums, PA 18222
570-708-0606
Beverly Vespico, Administrator
Lancaster County Career
and Technology Center
-Willow St. Campus
422 Beaver Valley Pike
Willow Street, PA 17584-0527
717-464-7063
Carolyn Voorhees, Coordinator
Lawrence County Area Vocational Technical School
750 Phelps Way Street
New Castle, PA 16101
724-658-3583, Ext. 7112
Betty Tillia, Coordinator
Lebanon County Career & Technology Center
833 Metro Drive
Lebanon, PA 17042-9197
717-273-8551, Ext. 2220
Lynda Maurer, Coordinator
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
610-799-1525
Barbara Lupole, Director
Lehigh Carbon Community College
-The Morgan Center satellite
234 High Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-668-6880
Sharon Gordon, Interim Director
Lenape Area Vocational Technical School
83 Glade Drive
Kititanning, PA 16201
724-545-7311, Ext. 226
Kimberly Doms, Coordinator
Lincoln Technical Institute
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-1553, Ext. 44227
Gary Guldin, Interim Director
Lincoln Technical Institute
-Allentown Campus
5151 West Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104
215-382-1553, Ext. 44227
Rosyln Y. Heyward, Director
Lincoln Technical Institute
-North East Satellite
2180 Hornig Road
Building A
Philadelphia, PA 19116
215-969-0869, Ext. 44125
Debra Aikens, Campus Supervisor
Mercer County Career Center
776 Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137
724-662-3000, Ext. 1540
Victoria Schwabenbauer, Coordinator
Mercyhurst University
16 West Division Street
North East, PA 16428
814-725-6238
Marion Monahan, Director
Mifflin-Juniata Career & Technology Center
700 Pitt Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
717-447-0394, Ext. 13
Alicia Lentz, Coordinator
NewCourtland Education Center
School of Practical Nursing
6950 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-951-4282
Anna Marshalick, Director
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-861-5376
Mary Jean Osborne, Director
Northampton Community College
– Monroe County satellite
Monroe County Career & Technical Institute
Bartonsville, PA 18321
570-619-6272
Judy Williams, Coordinator
Northern Tier Career Center
120 Career Center Lane
Towanda, PA 18848-9731
570-265-8113
Margaret Johnson, Coordinator
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
242 Oak Spring Road
Washington, PA 15301
724-222-5330, Ext. 351
Sherry Yancosek, Coordinator
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Credit)
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
570-327-4525
Sharon G. Auker, Director
Pennsylvania College of Technology
(Non-Credit)
North Campus Outreach Services
225 Nichols Street
PO Box 368
Wellsboro, PA 16901
570-724-7703, Ext. 3750
Natalie DeLeonardis, Coordinator
Pennsylvania Institute of Health & Technology
1015 Industrial Park Drive
Mount Braddock, PA 15465
724-437-4600 Ext. 18
Pam Hughes, Director
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
800 Manchester Ave.
Media, PA 19063-4098
610-892-1570
Margie Hamilton, Director
Pennsylvania State University
– Lehigh Valley Campus
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447
610-285-5116
Sharon Gordon, Administrator
Pennsylvania State University
– Berks Campus
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
South Parkside Drive & Museum Road
West Reading, PA 19611
610-849-0270
Louise Frantz, Coordinator
Pennsylvania State University
– Hazleton Campus
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18201
610-849-0270
Noreen Schlegel, Coordinator
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
412-809-5317
Lynette Jack, Administrator
Princeton Information Technology Center
140 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-576-5650
Temitope Oladotun, Coordinator
Prism Career Institute
8040 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-331-4600, Ext. 119
Margaret Cybularz, Director
Reading Area Community College
10 South Second Street
Box 1706
Reading, PA 19603-1706
610-372-4721, Ext. 5441
Amelia Capotosta, Director of Nursing
Schuylkill Technology Center
- North Campus
101 Technology Drive
Frackville, PA 17931
570-874-1034, Ext. 4821
Cindy Schucker, Coordinator
Somerset County Technology Center
281 Technology Drive
Somerset, PA 15501
814-443-3651, Ext. 6173
Kathy Nuccettelli, Director
Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School
565 Lewis Run Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
724-349-6700
Diana L. Rupert, Coordinator
Susquehanna County Career
and Technology Center
2374 Elk Lake School Road
Springville, PA 18844
570-278-9299
Sherrie J. Bazin, Director
Venango County Area
Vocational Technical School
1 Vo-Tech Drive
Oil City, PA 16301-3599
814-677-3097, Ext. 207
Cynthia Cornelius, Coordinator
Western Area Career and Technology Center
688 Western Avenue
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-746-2890, Ext. 118
Nancy Lohr, Coordinator
Westmoreland County Community College
400 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, PA 15697-1895
724-925-5987
Kathy Malloy, Dean
Ruth E. Irwin, Director
Westmoreland County Community College
-Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC
45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
724-357-1404
Ruth E. Irwin, Director
Wilkes-Barre Area Career
and Technology Center
Practical Nursing Program
350 Jumper Road
P.O. Box 1699
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-0699
570-822-6539, Ext. 112
Mary Elizabeth Pacuska, Coordinator
York County School of Technology
2179 South Queen Street
York, PA 17402-4996
717-747-2126
Diane Krasner, Coordinator
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