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LPN Programs in SC

Enter South Carolina's booming health care field as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with as little as 12 months of training. There are specific steps and requirements that anyone seeking to enter the LPN field should be aware of. For a new LPN in SC with no prior training, the first step to become an LPN in SC is to apply to, be accepted to and complete a State Board of Nursing for South Carolina approved LPN program. Contact information for the approved LPN programs in South Carolina is provided below so that you may find one that is convenient for you.

Admissions requirements to South Carolina LPN programs can be quite competitive and will vary by school. Here are some common requirements seen at many of the LPN schools in South Carolina, but admissions requirements can change. Check with specific schools that interest you to get the most current admission requirement information. Many programs require applicants to be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or GED, complete a placement exam or ACT or SAT, pass a nursing entrance exam as well as a background check and various health checks/tests. These are just examples of some of the requirements and as was mentioned before, these programs are quite competitive and potential students should seek out specific requirements from the schools they wish to apply to.

Approved LPN programs in SC will cover the curriculum required by the state. This curriculum includes but is not limited to fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology, medical / surgical nursing, maternal, infant, child nursing, adult health nursing, geriatric nursing, anatomy and physiology, laboratory time, and clinical conferences where students gain hands on experience applying their gained nursing knowledge.

LPN Salary, Job Outlook and Employers

LPN salaries in South Carolina will obviously vary by facility, geographic location, and experience so take these numbers with a grain of salt and understand that as an entry-level LPN you will be making a salary near the low end of the spectrum. The May, 2009 salary data released by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce showed that the average annual salary for an LPN in South Carolina is $37,450 and the average hourly wage is $18.01. Job growth projections for LPNs in South Carolina show 9% through 2016 as reported by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. These are just estimates and provided as a reference tool, but do suggest a positive trend and potential for a new LPN to have a successful and rewarding career. Many career advancement options can present including continuing one's education through one of the LPN to ADN or BSN programs offered in the state.

Health care industry employers in South Carolina who hire LPNs include Greenville Hospital Systems, Take Care Health Systems, Veterans Health Administration, Amedisys Home Health, Interim Healthcare of Greenville, Inc., Bayada Nurses and Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health. These are examples of employers who may be hiring LPNs at certain times and are good places to start a job search.

As was mentioned before, LPN schools in South Carolina can be quite competitive. You may want to check out another popular health care career training option in addition to the LPN programs, Medical Assistant programs in South Carolina.

LPN Programs in South Carolina



South Carolina Campus Schools:

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Medical Career Institute
Campus Locations:   Greenville
Programs: Practical Nursing - Diploma , Medical Assisting - Associate


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Columbia
Programs: Medical Assistant


Southeastern Institute
Campus Locations:   Charleston
Programs: Certificate in Medical Assisting



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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)


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


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)


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


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


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
PO Box 696
Aiken, SC 29802
PH: (803) 593-9954
Applied Technology Education Campus
874 Vocational Lane
Camden SC 29020
PH: (803) 425-8982
Central Carolina Technical College
506 North Guignard Drive
Sumter SC 29150
PH: (803) 778-1961
Cherokee Technology Center
3206 Cherokee Avenue
Gaffney SC 29340
PH: (864) 206-6022
Denmark Technical College
500 Soloman Blatt Blvd
P O Box 327
Denmark SC 29042
PH: 803-793-5176
ECPI College of Technology
1001 Keys Drive #100
Greenville SC 29615
PH: (864) 288-2828
Florence-Darlington Technical College
320 West cheves Street
P O Box 100548
Florence SC 29502
PH: (843) 661-8324
Greenville Technical College
620 South Pleasantburg Drive
P O Box 5616
Greenville SC 29606
PH: (864) 250-8382
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Grand Strand Campus
743 Hemlock Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29557
PH: (843) 477-0808
Marion County Technical Education Center
2697 East Hwy 76
P O Box 890
Marion SC 29571
PH: (843) 423-9800
Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Avenue
P O Box 2408
Columbia SC 29202
PH: (803) 822-3334
Northeastern Technical College
1201 Chesterfield Highway
P O Drawer 1007
Cheraw SC 29520
PH: (843) 921-6900
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Road
Orangeburg SC 29118
PH: (803) 535-1354
Piedmont Technical College
620 North Emerald Street
P O Box 1467
Greenwood SC 29648
PH: (864) 941-8724
Technical College of the Lowcountry
921 Ribaut Road
P O Box 1288
Beaufort SC 29901
PH: (843) 525-8267
Tri-County Technical College
7900 Highway 76
P O Box 587
Pendleton SC 29670
PH: (864) 646-1343
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
P O Box 118067
Charleston SC 29423
PH: (843) 574-6138
Williamsburg Technical College
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Kingstree SC 29556
PH: (843) 355-4110
York Technical College
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill SC 29730
PH: (803) 981-7067
 

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