LPN Programs in Pennsylvania

Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 84.2%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36
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Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 96.3%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
Scranton, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.3%
Total test writers: 53 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7
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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
Pleasant Gap, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 73.7%
Total test writers: 38 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
Lewisburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.1%
Total test writers: 51 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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Chester County Intermediate Unit
Downingtown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 98%
Total test writers: 49 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program
Shippenville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 63.2%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
Clearfield, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 89.7%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program
Meadville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 17 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program
Broomall, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 91.7%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Eastern Center for Arts and Technology
Willow Grove, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 79.8%
Total test writers: 79 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program
Uniontown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 93.5%
Total test writers: 46 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Fortis Institute-Erie
Erie, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 10 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10
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Fortis Institute-Scranton
Scranton, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.6%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Chambersburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 30 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Altoona, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 40 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
Johnstown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82.4%
Total test writers: 51 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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Greene County Career and Technology Center
Waynesburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 93.3%
Total test writers: 15 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 96.8%
Total test writers: 62 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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Hazleton Area Career Center
Hazle TWP., PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75%
Total test writers: 20 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Mill Creek, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 14 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27
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Indiana County Technology Center
Indiana, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4
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Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program
Reynoldsville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 84.1%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
Willow Street, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 89.6%
Total test writers: 164 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School
Lebanon, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 73.6%
Total test writers: 72 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program
Ford City, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 87.7%
Total test writers: 81 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown
Allentown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 83.1%
Total test writers: 65 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24
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Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82.5%
Total test writers: 40 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.9%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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Mercer County Career Center
Mercer, PA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 96.4%
Total test writers: 28 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 62.5%
Total test writers: 24 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology
Lewistown, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 20 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92.5%
Total test writers: 40 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Northern Tier Career Center
Towanda, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88.9%
Total test writers: 18 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 30 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology
Mount Braddock, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 18 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75.6%
Total test writers: 45 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley
Center Valley, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 81.5%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35
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Pittsburgh Technical College
Oakdale, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 87%
Total test writers: 46 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 61.3%
Total test writers: 168 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42
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Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 80%
Total test writers: 15 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25
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Schuylkill Technology Center
Frackville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 84.4%
Total test writers: 32 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28
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Somerset County Technology Center
Somerset, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 87.1%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11
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Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center
Springville, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Venango County Area Vocational Technical School
Oil City, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 80%
Total test writers: 25 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Western Area Career & Technology Center
Canonsburg, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 76.6%
Total test writers: 47 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33
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Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing
Wilkes Barre, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82.9%
Total test writers: 70 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education
York, PA

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 86%
Total test writers: 50 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Closed LPN Programs

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.