Directory of US Practical Nursing Programs
Browse state board of nursing approved LPN schools in every state
The Practical Nursing programs listed on this Website are drawn from the State Board of Nursing for each US state. Programs with initial accreditation and programs currently on probationary status will not be listed. If you notice a program that falls under one of these categories or a listing that needs updating, please send an email and let us know so that we can make the necessary changes.
Advantages of LPN Programs
The primary benefits of becoming an LPN are the ability to work in a booming sector of the US economy (health care) and to earn a substantial wage. The average LPN salary in the US is around $45,000 per year according to a recent survey of current LPN job postings on Indeed dot com. This is almost 10% higher than the national average wage of US workers according to the 2009 data gathered by the US government. Additionally, the job security is greater than usual due to the fact that the health care industry is amongst the fastest growing sectors of our economy. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for licensed practical nurses is expected to grow at a faster rate during the next decade than most other industries.
LPN Program Requirements
Most states require that students have a minimum high school diploma or GED before enrolling in an LPN training program. Beyond the educational requirements, LPN candidates should have a passion for caring for patients and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Future LPNs should be prepared for a challenging work schedule including 12-hour shifts, 4 consecutive work days in a row and possibly working night shifts. Practical nurses should not be easily upset by seeing people who are sick and have various diseases and conditions. The role of an LPN is to provide support and care for ailing patients and it takes a strong individual to perform these tasks.
National Directory of Accredited LPN Schools
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Approved LPN Training Programs