LPN Programs in Washington

LPN Programs in WashingtonIf you are looking for a career change or thinking about becoming a licensed practical nurse in Washington state, you may want to look at some of the wonderful LPN programs in Washington State. It is said that the LPN programs in Seattle are very well respected. But there are a few things you should know first. If you attend and graduate from an approved LPN program in Washington State, 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 schools in Washington state require that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent in order to enroll. There may be other requirements too. You should contact any of the LPN schools in Washington you are considering to find out if they have any other requirements that may be necessary for enrollment.

LPN Jobs in Washington State

2011 Employment: 10,140
2018 Projected Employment: 12,210

The Washington State Department of Health (Nursing Commission) states that all licensed practical nurses need to have the following before they can be legally employed:

• You must have a high school diploma or the equivalent
• You must have successfully attended an approved practical nursing education program
• You must have passed the NCLEX-PN
• You must undergo a criminal background check and provide fingerprints

LPN Salary in Washington State

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $22.19
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $46,150
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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