LPN Programs in Virginia

LPN Programs in VirginiaIf you are thinking entering a career in nursing and live in the state of Virginia, you may want to look at some of the wonderful LPN programs in Virginia. You will find that the LPN programs in Virginia are well respected throughout the nation. But there are a few things you should know first. If you attend and graduate from an approved LPN program in VA, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) which is necessary to work as an LPN. Most of the LPN programs in Virginia require that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent in order to enroll. There may be other requirements too. It is advisable to contact any of the LPN schools in Virginia you are considering to find out if they have any other requirements that may be necessary for enrollment. Some of the most popular LPN programs in Virginia can be found in Richmond, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Alexandria and Northern Virginia.

LPN Jobs in Virginia

2011 Employment: 20,060
2018 Projected Employment: 25,790

According to the Virginia Board of Nursing licensed practical nurses need to have the following before they can be legally employed:

• Has completed two years of high school or its equivalent
• Has received a diploma from an accredited practical nursing education program
• Has passed the NCLEX-PN
• Has not committed acts which are grounds for disciplinary action

LPN Salary in Virginia

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $18.88
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $39,260
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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