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Practical Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania

Becoming a new Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) in Pennsylvania will require attending a Pennsylvania Board of Nursing approved practical nursing program. Practical nursing programs will take around one year to complete. Upon completion of the program, graduates of practical nursing schools will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. After successfully completing the NCLEX-PN exam, a practical nurse can apply for their practical nursing license in Pennsylvania and hold the title of LPN. Listed below are the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing approved schools offering Practical Nursing programs.

Practical nursing programs in Pennsylvania are designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills to function as part of a health care team. Practical nursing program graduates will be prepared to assist in planning, implementing and assessing patient care in the setting they work in. Often times the LPN will take instruction or orders from an on-site registered nurse or physician to administer medication or other treatment plan.

Skills and knowledge are gained through a combination of didactic theory and hands-on clinical experience. The programs below coordinate clinical rounds for their students throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Typically, the clinical rotations will begin very soon after classes begin.

According to recent job postings, LPN salaries in Pennsylvania average near $40,000 a year depending on their experience, location, facility, duties and other factors. The outlook for LPNs in Pennsylvania is promising as the population ages and the demand for those trained in practical nursing grows. Home health agencies, assisted living and alzheimer's units will see an increased demand for LPNs over the next several years. Career advancement opportunities also exist, as many LPNs choose to pursue LPN/LVN to RN/BSN programs that open additional career paths and greater earning potential.

Use the provided information to contact the LPN schools near you and that fit your needs. You may also be interested in Medical Assisting programs in Pennsylvania. A medical assisting program can take less time to complete and salaries are comparable. Make sure to investigate all your career options.

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Kaplan University - KHE
Campus Locations:   Hagerstown
Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Associate of Science: Nursing , Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting , more...

Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Scranton | Erie | Kingston
Programs: Practical Nursing , Medical Assistant , Medical Assistant Technician (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)

Harris School of Business
Campus Locations:   Dover
Programs: Professional Medical Assistant Plus , Medical Assistant

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Campus Locations:   Washington
Programs: Practical Nursing , Medical Assistant

Everest Institute
Campus Locations:   Pittsburgh
Programs: Patient Care Technician (Diploma) , Medical Assistant (Diploma)

Star Career Academy
Campus Locations:   Norristown
Programs: Medical Assistant

Ross Medical Education Centers
Campus Locations:   Morgantown | Niles
Programs: Medical Assistant

Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Campus Locations:   Oakdale
Programs: Medical Assisting , Patient Care Technician

All-State Career - Allied Health
Campus Locations:   Essington
Programs: Medical Assisting

Central Penn College
Campus Locations:   Summerdale
Programs: Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting (hybrid)

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Capella University
Online Programs:   BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited) , BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)

Post University
Online Programs:   Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting

The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)

Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online)

University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Allied Health Institute
Online Programs:   Medical Assistant

Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option

South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Nursing (RN to BSN)

LPN Programs Approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing

Follow the link below to be directed to the most current list of additional Pennsylvania Board of Nursing approved LPN programs courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

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