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According to a report from the North Carolina Board of Nursing, a staggering 21,625 LPNs were given license to work as a practical nurse in the state. Many LPNs in the state of North Carolina work in long-term care facilities. Those who wish to work here usually have a variety of work sites to choose from, including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, healthcare centers and hospices. The majority of LPNs in NC can be found within the counties of Forsyth, Guilford, Cumberland, and Mecklenburg. The 3-year first-time passing rate for licensed practical nurses pursuing the NCLEX-PN examinations are significantly high, ranging from 85-99%.

The state of North Carolina also features an increasingly expanding number of career opportunities for practical nursing graduates. Throughout North Carolina LPNs make up approximately 16% of all licensed nurses state-wide. The comfort score for the LPN profession is 92, which takes into consideration the average LPN income, state salary and living expenses. Average income for LPNs in North Carolina is $19 per hour or an annual wage of $39,800. Meanwhile, those who work in major metropolitan areas tend to earn more.

Education Requirements for LPNs in North Carolina

LPN classes in North Carolina must provide every student with sufficient clinical experience and classroom lecture hours so that they can pass the NCLEX-PN examination and perform the necessary job functions of an LPN. Students should also be CPR certified prior to submitting an application to any LPN training program. They should obtain a passing score for their Test of Essential Academic Skills. Every school has its distinct course requirements and prerequisite subjects prior to commencing the core nursing curriculum. Basically, a student should have accomplished a single semester in college with a subject of Algebra, computer literacy program and any other programs the school requires prior to entering the course. Most schools will also need the student to retain a GPA of at least 2.5 from the semester prior to enrolling in an LPN program.

LPN students should also take basic education classes over the duration of the program. Nursing students should consider taking writing courses to build solid communication skills. A subject in Psychology is also a prerequisite subject for many LPN students in North Carolina.


LPN Training Programs in North Carolina

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      List of LPN Schools in North Carolina (NC)

      Complete list of North Carolina schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

      Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

      340 Victoria Road
      Asheville, NC 28801
      (704) 254-1921 Ext. 262

      Beaufort County Community College LPN Program

      5337 Highway 264 East
      Washington, NC 27889
      (252) 940-6266

      Bladen Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 266
      7418 Hwy 41 West
      Dublin, NC 28332
      (910) 879-5632

      Brunswick Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 30
      Supply, NC 28462
      (910) 755-7350

      Cape Fear Community College LPN Program

      411 N. Front Street
      Wilmington, NC 28401
      (910) 362-7447

      Carteret Community College LPN Program

      3505 Arendell Street
      Morehead City, NC 28557
      (252) 222-6112

      Central Carolina Community College LPN Program

      1105 Kelly Drive
      Sanford, NC 27330
      (919) 718-7281

      Cleveland Community College LPN Program

      137 S. Post Road
      Shelby, NC 28152
      (704) 484-4075

      Coastal Carolina Community College LPN Program

      444 Western Boulevard
      Jacksonville, NC 28546
      (910) 938-6206

      College of The Albemarle

      1208 North Rd. St.
      Elizabeth City, NC 27906
      (252) 335-0821 Ext. 2308

      Craven Community College LPN Program

      800 College Court
      New Bern, NC 28562
      (252) 638-7341

      Davidson County Community College LPN Program

      1205 Salisbury Road
      Mocksville, NC 27028
      (336) 249-8186

      Durham Technical Community College

      1637 Lawson Street
      Durham, NC 27703
      (919) 686-3675

      ECPI College of Technology

      4800 Airport Center Parkway, #100
      Charlotte, NC 28208
      (704) 399-1010 Ext. 249

      ECPI College of Technology LPN Program

      7802 Airport Center Drive
      Greensboro, NC 27409
      (336) 665-1400

      ECPI College of Technology Raleigh

      4101 Doie Cope Road
      Raleigh, NC 27613
      (919) 571-0057

      Edgecombe Community College LPN Program

      2009 West Wilson Street
      Tarboro, NC 27886
      (252) 446-0436 Ext. 326

      Fayetteville Technical Community College

      2201 Hull Road
      Fayetteville, NC 28303
      (910) 678-8355

      Forsyth Technical Community College

      2100 Silas Creek Parkway
      Winston-Salem, NC 27103
      (336) 734-7428

      Gaston College (Lincoln Campus)

      511 South Aspen Street
      Lincolnton, NC 28092
      (704) 748-1062

      Guilford Technical Community College

      601 High Point Road
      Jamestown, NC 27282
      (336) 454-1126 ext. 2375

      Halifax Community College LPN Program

      PO Drawer 809
      Weldon, NC 27890
      (252) 536-6348

      Isothermal Community College LPN Program

      286 ICC Loop Road
      Spindale, NC 28160
      (828) 286-3636 Ext. 254

      James Sprunt Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 398
      Kenansville, NC 28349
      (910) 296-2450

      Lenoir Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 188
      Kinston, NC 28502
      (252) 527-6223 Ext. 803

      Mayland Community College LPN Program

      200 Mayland Drive
      Spruce Pine, NC 28777
      (828) 765-7351 Ext. 262

      McDowell Technical Community College LPN Program

      54 College Drive
      Marion, NC 28752
      (828) 652-0645

      Montgomery Community College LPN Program

      1011 Page Street
      Troy, NC 27371
      (910) 576-6222 Ext. 305

      Nash Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 7488
      Rocky Mount, NC 27804
      (252) 451-8333

      NEWH Nursing Consortium

      225 Tarboro Street
      Rocky Mount, NC 27801
      (252) 446-0436 Ext. 326

      Richmond Community College LPN Program

      1042 West Hamlet Avenue
      Hamlet, NC 28345
      (910) 410-1876

      Rockingham Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 38
      Wentworth, NC 27375
      (336) 342-4261 Ext. 2249

      Rowan-Cabarrus Community College LPN Program

      1531 Trinity Church Road
      Concord, NC 28027
      (704) 788-3197

      Sampson Community College LPN Program

      1801 Sunset Avenue
      Clinton, NC 28329
      (910) 592-8081 Ext. 6508

      Sandhills Community College LPN Program

      3395 Airport Road
      Pinehurst, NC 28374
      (910) 695-3924

      South Piedmont Community College LPN Program

      680 Hwy 74 W
      Polkton, NC 28135
      (704) 290-5281

      Southeastern Community College LPN Program

      4564 Chadbourn Hwy
      Whiteville, NC 28472
      (910) 642-7141 Ext. 293

      Southwestern Community College LPN Program

      447 College Drive
      Sylva, NC 28779
      (828) 339-4258

      Surry Community College LPN Program

      630 S. Main Street
      Dobson, NC 27017
      (336) 386-3368

      Vance-Granville Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 917
      Henderson, NC 27536
      (252) 738-3222

      Wayne Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 8002
      Goldsboro, NC 27533
      (919) 735-5152

      Wilson Community College LPN Program

      PO Box 4305
      Wilson, NC 27893
      (252) 246-1333

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