LPN Programs in Virginia


Virginia is a state that uses the Commonwealth Competencies. This is a means to measure the knowledge and skills of employees; their career advancement; and the related pay structure. A licensed practical nurse is under the Pay Stub 3 umbrella category. Under category 3, the least amount of salary is $23,999 while the higher end is at $49,255. Metro areas such as Danville, Richmond and Winchester have the highest median salaries. These earnings increase or decrease depending on the LPN’s work experience, work shift, employer and current location.

If you wish to begin working as an LPN, then it is time for you to scout for the approved LPN schools. Here is a description of three colleges to get you started:

Germanna Community College

This public, two-year community college is situated in Locust Grove, VA and was established in 1970. GCC is a Virginia Community College System member. The college offers a wide array of programs and degrees in different areas of study. They also offer hybrid, online and interactive courses.

GCC’s LPN program is offered at the Locust Grove campus as well as the Eastern View High School located in Culpeper. The program is a result of the Germanna Community College, Culpepe rCounty Public Schools and Culpeper Regional Hospital partnership. It is a two-year program that awards a PN certificate as well as NCLEX-PN eligibility.

Viriginia Western Community College

VWCC is a two-year college chartered in 1966. This is the third biggest college in the VA Community College System. It is operating under the policies that were set by the Virginia Western Community College Board and the State Board for Community Colleges. The Southwest Roanoke campus spreads across 70 acres with a yearly average enrollment of 9,000 students.

VWCC’s LPN program is a certificate awarding curriculum that is designed to prepare a student for the LPN career.

Wytheville Community College

Also known as WCC, this two-year, public community college is located in Wytheville. Established in 1963, the college has long provided programs and degrees focusing on developmental courses, cooperative education, continuing education and workforce development. The college also offers distance learning.

Attendance is a huge issue at WCC. Missing a class compromises the student’s learning process and so if the absence is more than twice the number of the actual classes each week, then the student may fail his program.

For the LPN program, a student is required to have a final grade that is - not lower than C for his BIO 141-142 and NUR prefix. It takes less than two years to finish this program

Wytheville Community College has one graduation each year and this is held every month of May. So if you are able to accomplish all the prerequisites of your LPN program and are able to submit an application for graduation, then you are set to receive your certificate for your accomplishment of a non-degree curriculum. 

There are 71 nursing schools in Virginia that provide LPN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Alexandria City Schools
Alexandria, VA


Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 75.40%

Buchanan County Public Schools
Grundy, VA


Centra College of Nursing
Lynchburg, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.10%

Centura College-Norfolk
Norfolk, VA


Centura College-Richmond Main
Richmond, VA


Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
Chesapeake, VA


Chester Career College
CHESTER, VA


Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield, VA


Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.20%

Danville Community College
Danville, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%
  • PN: 100.00%

Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, VA


Eastern Virginia Career College
Fredericksburg, VA


ECPI University
Virginia Beach, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.60%
  • PN: 80.00%

ECPI University - Emerywood Campus
Glen Allen, VA


ECPI University - Newport News
Newport News, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 81.30%

ECPI University - Richmond Campus
Richmond, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.50%

ECPI University - Virginia Beach Campus
Virginia Beach, VA


Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing
Fairfax, VA


Fortis College-Norfolk
Norfolk, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.20%
  • PN: 92.40%

Fortis College-Richmond
Richmond, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.50%
  • PN: 91.70%

Gee's Career Institute
Woodbridge, VA


Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.90%
  • PN: 89.60%

Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing
Henrico, VA


J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.40%
  • PN: 93.10%

Lafayette School of Practical Nursing
Williamsburg, VA


Lee County Career and Technical School
Ben Hur, VA


Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.60%
  • PN: 97.40%

Loudoun County School of Practical Nursing
Leesburg, VA


Massanutten Technical Center
Harrisonburg, VA


Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA


New River Community College
Dublin, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.30%
  • PN: 82.80%

Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.30%
  • PN: 82.80%

Patrick Henry Community College
Martinsville, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.00%
  • PN: 87.90%

Paul D Camp Community College
Franklin, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.30%
  • PN: 70.40%

Petersburg Public Schools
Petersburg, VA


Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.90%
  • PN: 79.60%

Portsmouth Public Schools
Portsmouth, VA


Radford University
Radford, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.90%

Rappahannock Community College
Glenns, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.60%
  • PN: 94.50%

Reed Educational Institute
Norfolk, VA


Riverside College of Health Careers
Newport News, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.20%

Southside Virginia Community College
Alberta, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.80%
  • PN: 96.30%

Southside Virginia Community College - Farmville Campus
Farmville, VA


Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing
Falls Church, VA


Star College
Falls Church, VA


Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
Tazewell, VA


Ultimate Health School
Manassas, VA


Valley Vocational Technical Center
Fishersville, VA


Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing
Virginia Beach, VA


Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.70%
  • PN: 98.60%

Wise County Vocational Technical School
Wise, VA


Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, VA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.40%
  • PN: 90.80%


Closed Schools/Programs

Centura College - Richmond Westend
Richmond, VA

School closed in 2013

Global Health College
Alexandria, VA

School closed in 2017

Louise Obici Memorial Hospital
Suffolk, VA

LPN Program closed in 2013

Skyline College-Roanoke
Roanoke, VA

School closed in 2015