LPN Programs in Pennsylvania

Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 78.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36

Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
Scranton, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7
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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Pleasant Gap, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
Lewisburg, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 95.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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Chester County Intermediate Unit
Downingtown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2

Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program
Shippenville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 73.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
Clearfield, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 100.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program
Meadville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program
Broomall, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
Willow Grove, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 85.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program
Uniontown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Fortis Institute-Erie
Erie, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 93.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10

Fortis Institute-Scranton
Scranton, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 86.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23

Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Chambersburg, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 91.10%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Altoona, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
Johnstown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 81.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32

Greene County Career and Technology Center
Waynesburg, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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Hazleton Area Career Center
Hazle TWP., PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 52.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Mill Creek, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27
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Indiana County Technology Center
Indiana, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4

Institute for Caregiver Education
Chambersburg, PA


Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program
Reynoldsville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Keystone Job Corps Center
Drums, PA


Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
Willow Street, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School
Lebanon, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 75.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 93.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program
Ford City, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 86.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown
Allentown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 86.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24

Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29

Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15

Mercer County Career Center
Mercer, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology
Lewistown, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.20%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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New Courtland Education Center
Philadelphia, PA


Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 91.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Northern Tier Career Center
Towanda, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 95.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA


Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Mount Braddock, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 100.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 65.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley
Center Valley, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35

Pittsburgh Technical College
Oakdale, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 71.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39

Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 62.40%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42

Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 85.60%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25
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Schuylkill Technology Center
Frackville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28

Somerset County Technology Center
Somerset, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 91.90%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11

Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center
Springville, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 66.80%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Venango County Area Vocational Technical School
Oil City, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Western Area Career & Technology Center
Canonsburg, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33
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Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing
Wilkes Barre, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education
York, PA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Closed LPN Programs

Erie Business Center
Erie, PA
School closed in 2014

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Program closed in 2007

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Health System
Pittsburgh, PA
School closed in 2009

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
Program closed in 2012

Becoming a Pennsylvania licensed practical nurse requires that you attend a Pennsylvania Board of Nursing approved LPN program. PN programs take about a year to complete and with its completion comes your chance to apply for the NCLEX-PN.

Recent job postings show that the demand for LPNs will continue to increase in the next years. With an average annual salary amounting to $40,000, it is normal for many to want to go through the quickest route to becoming a nurse.

If you are adamant in becoming an LPN soon, here are some schools that you might want to look into –

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

This school’s Practical Nursing program is a 12-month, full-time program which prepares students to be employed as licensed practical nurses. A part-time student can finish the program in about 24 months.

The program which runs from August to August of each year and comprises of both classroom and clinical instruction. As soon as the program is completed, a graduate becomes eligible to apply for the National Exam for Practical Nursing licensure. The pass rate for this school, at the moment, is at 94% to 100%.

The full-time PN program has schedules that run for 12 months with four vacation weeks and about ten holidays spread throughout the school calendar. The part-time program, on the other hand, has both clinical and classroom learning sessions scheduled through 24 consecutive months; with eight vacation weeks and about twenty holidays throughout the two-year program.

The course grades are computed based on percentages. A test average of 75% or higher is required in order to go to the next level of courses. The clinicals are also evaluated on a satisfactory versus unsatisfactory scale. The students need to show a satisfactory clinical evaluation in order to advance.

Northhampton Community College

The college admits high school graduates and GED recipients. Home-schooled students that have completed their senior level curriculum can also be admitted into the LPN program provided they pass other prerequisites. Non-high school graduates who are 18 years old and over can also be admitted into the LPN program provided that they show how the program can benefit them.

Acceptance into the LPN program is not a guarantee of admission. Students still need to meet academic standards and special admission requirements. NCC knows that not all students of nursing programs follow goal-oriented learning, therefore, they are offering two options which are the Practical Nursing certificate and the RN certificate programs. Each of these programs is comprised of nursing and general education courses with planned clinical studies.

Community College of Beaver County

This diploma program can be taken in just three semesters, with graduates becoming eligible for the NCLEX-PN exam. Employment opportunities can be found in all types of healthcare agencies like long-term facilities, hospitals, private homes, clinics and visiting nurse agencies.      

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