LPN Programs by State

Historically high demand for quality healthcare translates into a surplus of career options for nurses. Take advantage of this demand and start a new life in nursing. Find the LPN program that’s a good fit for you, begin your search by selecting a state below.

AL  AlabamaAK  AlaskaAZ  Arizona
AR  ArkansasCA  CaliforniaCO  Colorado
CT  ConnecticutDE  DelawareFL  Florida
GA  GeorgiaHI  HawaiiID  Idaho
IL  IllinoisIN  IndianaIA  Iowa
KS  KansasKY  KentuckyLA  Louisiana
ME  MaineMD  MarylandMA  Massachusetts
MI  MichiganMN  MinnesotaMS  Mississippi
MO  MissouriMT  MontanaNE  Nebraska
NV  NevadaNH  New HampshireNJ  New Jersey
NM  New MexicoNY  New YorkNC  North Carolina
ND  North DakotaOH  OhioOK  Oklahoma
OR  OregonPA  PennsylvaniaRI  Rhode Island
SC  South CarolinaSD  South DakotaTN  Tennessee
TX  TexasUT  UtahVT  Vermont
VA  VirginiaWA  WashingtonWV  West Virginia
WI  WisconsinWY  Wyoming

What is a Licensed Practical Nurse – LPN?

LPNs are highly motivated nurses who provide both emergency and preventative healthcare to patients. LPNs, also known as LVNs, are supervised by RNs (registered nurses) and sometimes doctors. LPNs are typically members of a team of healthcare providers.

LPNs are licensed at the state level and must obtain certification at the state level. To do this, LPN’s must complete an accredited LPN program, which can take between nine months and two years. The average time of completion is one year. Accredited LPN programs are offered at many community colleges, technical schools, and even some hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.

After LPN students complete their coursework, they must pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN. If they pass, they can pursue specialized certificates in certain areas of healthcare, including gerontology, IV therapy, long-term care, pharmacology, and more. LPN’s aren’t just supposed to work at nursing homes.

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What’s the Difference Between an LPN and LVN?

The only difference is the name! For example, an LPN in Arizona who moves to California will be called an LVN upon completion of the California exam. Job duties and education are the same.

LPN Salaries

LPN/LVN salaries vary across the US. Click here to find out what kind of salary to expect in your state.

Other Types of Nursing

There are A LOT of other types of nursing careers out there. If LPN/LVN might not be your perfect fit, you can check out some other nursing paths here.

Check out the nursing levels ladder to see where LPN’s stack up!