LPN Schools in NC

You must complete a North Carolina Board of Nursing approved LPN program to be eligible for Practical Nurse licensure by examination in North Carolina. The approved LPN programs in North Carolina take 12 to 18 months to complete and graduates are presented with a diploma in practical nursing. A list of the approved LPN programs in North Carolina can be found below.

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Some examples of what approved LPN schools in North Carolina must provide in their practical nursing program curriculum includes instruction in the areas of anatomy and physiology, basic nursing skills as well as clinical experiences in adult health nursing, infant and maternal nursing and child nursing. Other areas of nursing will also be covered, these courses are just meant to provide for an idea of what to expect. The LPN programs in North Carolina are intended to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-PN exam. Graduates must apply for licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing as well as register for the NCLEX-PN. Application forms can be found on the North Carolina Board of Nursing website.

Admission requirements to LPN programs in North Carolina vary, however, some commonly seen requirements include applying to the college as well as the nursing school, current CPR for professional rescuers, immunizations, criminal background check and various pre-requisite courses. Some LPN schools may require students to hold a Nurse Aide 1 credential from the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry and the Division of Health Service Regulation. Once you find an LPN program, contact them to learn about their most current admission requirements. Admission to the LPN programs in NC is very competitive, so excelling in high school and all other areas that may be considered during the application process is critical.

LPN Salary, LPN Job Outlook, LPN Employers in North Carolina

The 2010 North Carolina Occupational Employment and Wages salary data was released and the data shows that LPNs in North Carolina make an average annual salary of $39,711 and an average hourly wage of $19.09. The data also shows that an entry level LPN in NC makes an average annual salary of $32,741 and an average hourly wage of $15.74. These numbers are intended to be used as estimates and will vary significantly by geographic location, facility type and of course work experience. The data does present a good argument for the time and financial investment an LPN program takes.

The LPN job outlook in NC is strong based on the job growth projections presented by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. They project the LPN field to have 21% job growth through 2018. Again, another good indication to begin an LPN program in NC.

Another health care occupation that is projected to have similar job growth and earnings is Medical Assisting. You may find it worthwhile to explore the Medical Assistant programs in North Carolina as a backup or first line plan if an LPN program does not fit your personal and professional goals.

A sampling of some of the facilities that hire LPNs in NC includes Mollen Immunization Clinics, Achieve Home Nursing Service, Charles George VA Medical Center – Asheville, VA Medical Center – Fayetteville, Genesis HealthCare (rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities) and Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn. This list of employers is provided as a resource to learn about where LPNs may find jobs in North Carolina as well as good places to start a job search.

Approved LPN Programs in NC

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
PH: (704) 254-1921 Ext. 262
ECPI College of Technology
4800 Airport Center Parkway, #100
Charlotte, NC 28208
PH: (704) 399-1010 Ext. 249
Sampson Community College
1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC 28329
PH: (910) 592-8081 Ext. 6508
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027-7601
PH: (704) 788-3197
Surry Community College
630 S. Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017-0304
PH: (336) 386-3368
Bladen Community College
PO Box 266
7418 Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332-0266
PH: (910) 879-5632
DurhamTechnical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
PH: (919) 686-3675
College of The Albemarle
1208 North Rd. St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327
PH: (252) 335-0821 Ext. 2308
Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303-0236
PH: (910) 678-8355
Vance-Granville Community College
PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536
PH: (252) 738-3222
Richmond Community College
1042 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28345
PH: (910) 410-1876
ECPI College of Technology
7802 Airport Center Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27409
PH: (336) 665-1400
Wayne Community College
PO Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
PH: (919) 735-5152 Ext. 397
Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC 28546-6816
PH: (910) 938-6204
Guilford Technical Community College
601 High Point Road
Jamestown, NC 27282
PH: (336) 454-1126 ext. 2375
James Sprunt Community College
PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349
PH: (910) 296-2450
Lenoir Community College
PO Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502-0188
PH: (252) 527-6223 Ext. 801
Gaston College (Lincoln Campus)
511 South Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
PH: (704) 748-1062
McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
PH: (828) 652-0645
Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
PH: (252) 222-6112
Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
PH: (252) 638-7233
Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
PH: (910) 695-3924
South Piedmont Community College
680 Hwy 74 W
Polkton, NC 28135
PH: (704) 290-5281
ECPI College of Technology
4101 Doie Cope Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
PH: (919) 645-0109
NEWH Nursing Consortium
225 Tarboro Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
PH: (252) 446-0436 Ext. 326
Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
PH: (919) 718-7281
Cleveland Community College
137 S. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
PH: (704) 484-4075
Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
PH: (828) 286-3636 Ext. 254
Mayland Community College
200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777-0547
PH: (828) 765-7351 Ext. 262
Brunswick Community College
PO Box 30
Supply, NC 28462
PH: (910) 755-7350
Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
PH: (828) 586-4091 ext. 258
Montgomery Community College
1011 Page Street
Troy, NC 27371
PH: (910) 576-6222 Ext. 305
Beaufort County Community College
5337 Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
PH: (252) 940-6318
Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
PH: (336) 342-4261 Ext. 2249
Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
PH: (910) 642-7141 Ext. 293
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3993
PH: (910) 362-7082
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
PH: (336) 734-7428

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