LPN Programs in Pennsylvania

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.      

Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia

Prism Career Institute-Philadelphia


Prism Career Institute campuses in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and W. Atlantic City are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
8040 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 331-4600

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology


One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 326-3761

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology


One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-724-7703

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology


Mount Braddock Road
Mount Braddock, PA 15465
(724) 437-4600

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley


2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 285-5000

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks


Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610
(610) 396-6000

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton


76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202
(570) 450-3000

Schuylkill Technology Center

Schuylkill Technology Center


101 Technology Dr
Frackville, PA 17931
(570) 874-1034 x4880

St Margaret School of Nursing

St Margaret School of Nursing


221 Seventh Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 784-4980

UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus

UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus


1500 Fifth Avenue 4 Kelly Building
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-664-2860

Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC

Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC


45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
724-357-1404

Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing

Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing


350 Jumper Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705
(570) 822-6539

York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education

York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education


2179 S Queen St
York, PA 17402
(717) 741-0820 x4306

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County


3201 Rockwell Ave
Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 346-8728

Clearfield County Career and Technology Center

Clearfield County Career and Technology Center


1620 River Road
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-4047

Community College of Beaver County

Community College of Beaver County


1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
(724) 480-2222

Franklin County Career and Technology Center

Franklin County Career and Technology Center


2463 Loop Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
(717) 263-5667

Hazleton Area Career Center

Hazleton Area Career Center


1451 West 23rd Street
Hazle TWP., PA 18202
(570) 459-3221 x8240

Mercer County Career Center

Mercer County Career Center


776 Greenville Rd
Mercer, PA 16137
(724) 662-3000 x1055

Northern Tier Career Center

Northern Tier Career Center


120 Career Center Lane
Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-8113

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School


242 Oak Spring Road
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-5330

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology


800 Manchester Ave
Media, PA 19063
(800) 422-0025

PITC Institute

PITC Institute


827 Glenside Ave
Wyncote, PA 19095
(215) 576-5650

Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College


1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 809-5100

Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College


10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603
(610) 372-4721

Somerset County Technology Center

Somerset County Technology Center


281 Technology Dr
Somerset, PA 15501
(814) 443-3651 x6156

Venango County Area Vocational Technical School

Venango County Area Vocational Technical School


1 Vo-Tech Dr
Oil City, PA 16301
(814) 677-3097 x207

Western Area Career & Technology Center

Western Area Career & Technology Center


688 Western Avenue
Canonsburg, PA 15317
(724) 746-2890 x118

Westmoreland County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College


145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
(724) 925-4000

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Health System

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Health System


200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-647-3528

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College


275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-8000

Bucks County Community College - Perkasie Campus

Bucks County Community College - Perkasie Campus


1 Hillendale Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
215-968-8316

Chester County Intermediate Unit

Chester County Intermediate Unit


443 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 384-6214

Center for Arts & Technology - West Grove Campus

Center for Arts & Technology - West Grove Campus


280 Pennocks Bridge Rd
West Grove, PA 19390
610-384-6214

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology


540 N Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
(814) 359-2793

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career


1339 Saint Mary Street Suite 2
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 768-4960

Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program

Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program


490 Career Lane
Shippenville, PA 16254
(814) 226-5857 x160

North Central Information Technology Education Center

North Central Information Technology Education Center


653 Montmorenci Road
Ridgeway, PA 15853
814-765-4047

Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program

Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program


860 Thurston Rd
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-6028

Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program

Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program


85 North Malin Road
Broomall, PA 19008
(484) 423-7000 x6675

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund


100 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-568-2220

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology


3075 Terwood Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 784-4800

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Park House at Providence Point

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Park House at Providence Point


3075 Terwood Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-784-4805

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Peter Beck Community

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Peter Beck Community


434 Schoolhouse Road
Harleysville, PA 19438
215-784-4805

Erie Business Center

Erie Business Center


246 W Ninth St
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 456-7504

Fayette County Career & Technology Institute

Fayette County Career & Technology Institute


175 Georges Fairchance Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-437-2721

Fortis Institute-Erie

Fortis Institute-Erie


5757 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-7673

Fortis Institute-Scranton

Fortis Institute-Scranton


517 Ash Street
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 558-1818 x1911

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center


1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946-8450 x1256

Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center

Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center


445 Schoolhouse Rd
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 266-6073

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center


445 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 266-6073

Greene County Career and Technology Center

Greene County Career and Technology Center


60 Zimmerman Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 627-3106 x201

Hanover Public School District Practical Nursing Program

Hanover Public School District Practical Nursing Program


403 Moul Ave
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 637-2111

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg


1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 780-2300

Harrisburg Area Community College - Gettysburg Campus

Harrisburg Area Community College - Gettysburg Campus


705 Old Harrisburg Road #2
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-3855

Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Campus

Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Campus


1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 293-5000

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center


Vo Tech Dr
Mill Creek, PA 17060
(814) 643-0951

Indiana County Technology Center

Indiana County Technology Center


441 Hamill Rd
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 349-6700

Institute for Caregiver Education

Institute for Caregiver Education


162 Farm Credit Dr
Chambersburg, PA 17202
717-263-7766

Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program

Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program


576 Vo-Tech Road
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
(814) 653-8420

Keystone Job Corps Center

Keystone Job Corps Center


235 W. Foothills Drive
Drums, PA 18222-2410
570-708-0606

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center


1730 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-7050

Lawrence County Career and Technical Center - Practical Nursing Program

Lawrence County Career and Technical Center - Practical Nursing Program


750 Phelps Way
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-3583 x7112

Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School

Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School


833 Metro Dr
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 273-4401

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College


4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078
(610) 799-2121

Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program

Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program


104 Armstrong Street
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 545-7311

Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia

Lincoln Technical Institute-Philadelphia


9191 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-0800

Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown

Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown


5151 Tilghman St
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 398-5300

Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University


501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2000

Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology

Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology


700 Pitt St
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 248-3933

New Courtland Education Center

New Courtland Education Center


6950 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-951-4415

Northampton County Area Community College

Northampton County Area Community College


3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 861-5300

Delaware County Community College

Delaware County Community College


901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
(610) 359-5000

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus


4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4141

Temple University

Temple University


1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-7000

Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program

Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program


175 Georges Fairchance Rd
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 437-2721

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