Roanoke - Chowan Community College

109 Community College Rd
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025

Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus

225 Tarboro Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Johnston Community College

245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577

Bladen Community College

7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332

Brunswick Community College

50 College Rd
Bolivia, NC 28422

Beaufort County Community College

5337 Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

Cape Fear Community College

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Carteret Community College

3505 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Cleveland Community College

137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152

Coastal Carolina Community College

444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546

College of the Albemarle

1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

Craven Community College

800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562

Davidson County Community College

297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360

ECPI University - Charlotte

4800 Airport Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 399-1010

ECPI University - Greensboro

7802 Airport Center Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

(336) 665-1400

ECPI University - Raleigh

4101 Doie Cope Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

(919) 571-0057

Edgecombe Community College

2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886

Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, NC 27103

Gaston College

201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas, NC 28034

Guilford Technical Community College

601 High Point Rd
Jamestown, NC 27282

Halifax Community College

100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890

Isothermal Community College

286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160

James Sprunt Community College

133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349

Lenoir Community College

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502

Mayland Community College

200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Nash Community College

522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

NEWH Nursing Consortium

225 Tarboro Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

(252) 446-0436

Richmond Community College

1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345

Robeson Community College

5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360

Rockingham Community College

Hwy 65w County Home Rd
Wentworth, NC 27375

Rowan - Cabarrus Community College

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd
Salisbury, NC 28146

Sampson Community College

Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28329

Sandhills Community College

3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374

South Piedmont Community College

680 Highway 74 West
Polkton, NC 28135

Southeastern Community College

4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472

Surry Community College

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017

Vance - Granville Community College

200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536

Wayne Community College

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Wilson Community College

902 Herring Ave
Wilson, NC 27893

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Facts about LPNs in North Carolina

The North Carolina Occupational Employment and Wages 2010 report shows that an LPN in this state earns approximately $39,711 and an hourly rate of $19.09. Entry level LPNs make about $32,741. These numbers can change depending on the LPN’s location, experience and level of education.

The job outlook for LPNs in NC is projected to go up at 21% through 2018. Becoming an LPN means you earn more than the average workers in the state which also means you can easily afford a decent lifestyle. 

There are many North Carolina public nursing schools that offer the LPN program. Here is a brief review of two randomly selected community colleges:

Vance Granville Community College

VGCC is a community college that was founded in 1969 but was originally called as Vance County Technical Institute. This college has three satellite campuses in NC. It has a yearly enrollment of 5,000.

The Practical Nursing program was started in 1971. In 2003, the LPN program was finally approved for a double capacity of 40 students annually. This program best prepares students to take on the roles of a licensed practical nurse in North Carolina.

LPN courses are taught by the best instructors who use unique teaching strategies that target small group work, discussion groups and hands-on practice. These courses are both blackboard-enhanced and web-enhanced, with the Fall of 2006 giving way to the opening of the state-of-the-art Simulation Center for Health Sciences. To the faculty, simulation is an efficient way to study patient care in the most practical clinical setting.  

VGCC's Practical Nursing program is a three-semester study. At the end of the three semesters, a student becomes eligible to apply for the licensure exam.

Carteret Community College

Carteret is located in Morehead, North Carolina, and is a public institution. This school offers different areas of study such as media, culinary arts, law enforcement and health science. There are approximately 1,628 students that enroll each year with many of them over the age of 40.

Their Practical Nursing program is a 48 credit hour curriculum that prepares you to have the knowledge and skills in nursing care. As a LPN student, you will participate in planning, implementing, and assessing nursing care.

Since the school limits its LPN enrollment each year by carefully selecting their students, it is best to provide the best grades and complete prerequisites so that you shoot right up to the top of their list. Once you become considered for the program, prepare to have clinical rotations during the weekends or evenings.