Start your nursing career as a Practical Nurse with a one year training program

Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Pennsylvania (PA)

There is a large demand for licensed practical nurses in Pennsylvania and a continued shortage of medical professionals across the nation. LPNs make a comfortable wage and are capable of working in multiple medical settings under the guidance of an RN, physician, or practice nurse. An LPN is responsible for a broader level of care than a certified nursing assistant and must complete a twelve month to two year training program prior to taking the NCLEX-PN exam. In Pennsylvania, this exam is administered by the Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

The only prerequisites to entering an LPN training program are a high school diploma and a clean background. Successful candidates should also have a strong desire to help people and enjoy working with others in a fast paced environment. A strong attention to detail and ability to work hands-on is also helpful.

LPN coursework can be completed in a traditional classroom setting, online, or through a combination of both, but in order to successfully complete the program students must participate in hands-on clinical training in a health care setting. Coursework includes classes in biology, anatomy, diet and nutrition, nursing theory, mental health nursing, communication, gerontology, and pharmacology. CPR certification will also be required prior to taking the NCLEX-PN exam. Because the scope of work performed by an LPN can vary greatly, clinicals are generally completed in rotations in multiple medical settings including doctor’s offices, clinics, and pathology labs and are supervised by another LPN or RN. LPN coursework done through accredited programs can be used as transfer credit for students who may wish to pursue a degree in nursing at a later time.

Once on the job an LPN should expect to take patient vitals, record patient medical history and condition, give shots and collect lab samples, and attend to patient needs. They may also supervise a patient’s dietary intake, and apply wound dressings. An LPN can work with a wide variety of patients ranging from newborn babies to the elderly. LPNs may also pursue specialized certifications and work in specific medical fields including intravenous therapy, foot care, and administrative roles in long term care and mental health facilities.

LPN Training Programs in Pennsylvania

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
Locations: Scranton
Looking to attend nursing school? All-State Career offers nursing school programs that prepare students to become an LPN by graduating successfully from a Practical Nursing program. Many popular shows on TV feature nurses of all specialties working in emergency rooms, operating rooms, medical offices and other healthcare settings. Our practical nursing school can prepare you with the skills and training you need to enter the nursing profession as an LPN. 
With a nursing education you can start an exciting nursing career where you can advance to work in these types of healthcare settings, as well as other ones, providing you with wide opportunity to enter a career field with a tremendous variety of job prospects. Not many jobs provide as much flexibility as nursing. As a nurse, you often have the flexibility to create your own schedule and the ability to choose your own work location. Nurses work in suburban and urban hospitals, physicians’ offices, healthcare clinics, home care facilities, schools, government agencies and even resorts and cruise ships.


  • Practical Nursing
Locations: Essington
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  • Medical Assisting (Hybrid)
Locations: Summerdale
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  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Morgantown
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      Locations: Essington

      List of LPN Schools in Pennsylvania (PA)

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

      Bucks County Community College

      275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940

      Bucks County Community College – Perkasie Campus

      One Hillendale Road
      Perkasie, PA 18944

      Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County

      3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508

      Center for Arts & Technology-Brandywine Campus

      1635 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320

      Center for Arts & Technology-West Grove Campus

      280 Pennocks Bridge Road, West Grove, PA 19390

      Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology

      540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

      Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center

      1339 Saint Mary Street, Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837

      Clarion County Career Center

      490 Career Lane, Shippenville, PA 16254

      Clearfield County Career & Technology Center

      1620 River Road, Clearfield, PA 16830

      North Central Information Technology Education Center

      653 Montmorenci Road, Ridgeway, PA 15853

      Community College of Beaver County

      1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA 15061
      724-775-8561, Ext. 199

      Crawford County Career & Technology Center

      860 Thurston Road, Meadville, PA 16335

      Delaware County Technical School

      DCIU Marple Education Center
      85 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008

      District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

      100 South Broad Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19110
      215-568-2220, Ext. 264

      Eastern Center for Arts & Technology

      3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

      ACTS, Inc. Satellite

      ACTS, Inc. Special Services Building
      812 Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002

      Park House at Providence Point Satellite

      1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468

      Peter Beck Community

      434 Schoolhouse Road, Harleysville, PA 19438

      Erie Business Center

      246 West 9th Street, Erie, PA 16501

      Fayette County Area Vocational Technical School

      175 Georges Fairchance Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
      724-437-2724, Ext. 124

      Fortis Institute

      517 Ash Street, Scranton, PA 18509

      Franklin County Career & Technology Center – Wilson College

      1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201

      Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center

      1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602

      Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

      445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904

      Admiral Peary Satellite

      948 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg, PA 15931
      814-472-6490, Ext. 155

      Monroeville Satellite

      339 Old Haymaker Rd., Monroeville, PA 15401

      Greene County Career & Technology Center

      60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370
      724-627-3106, Ext. 201

      Hanover Public School Distric

      403 Moul Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331

      Harrisburg Area Community College

      One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110

      Harrisburg Area Community College – Gettysburg Campus

      731 Old Harrisburg Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
      717-337-3855, Ext. 3046

      Harrisburg Area Community College – Lancaster Campus

      1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

      Hazleton Area Career Center

      1451 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202
      570-459-3178, Ext. 407

      Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center

      Vo Tech Drive, P.O. Box E, Mill Creek, PA 17060

      Indiana County Technology Center

      441 Hamill Road, Indiana, PA 15701

      Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School

      565 Lewis Run Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

      Institute for Caregiver Education

      162 Farm Credit Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202

      Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational Technical School

      576 Vo-Tech Drive, Reynoldsville, PA 15851

      Keystone Job Corps Center

      235 W. Foothills Drive, Drums, PA 18222

      Lancaster County Career and Technology Center-Willow St. Campus

      1730 Hans Herr Drive, P.O. Box 527, Willow Street, PA 17584

      Lawrence County Area Vocational Technical School

      750 Phelps Way Street, New Castle, PA 16101
      724-658-3583, Ext. 7112

      Lebanon County Career & Technology Center

      833 Metro Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042
      717-273-8551, Ext. 2220

      Lehigh Carbon Community College

      4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078

      The Morgan Center Satellite

      234 High Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252

      Lenape Area Vocational Technical School

      83 Glade Drive, Kititanning, PA 16201
      724-545-7311, Ext. 227

      Lincoln Technical Institute

      3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

      Mercer County Career Center

      776 Greenville Road, Mercer, PA 16137
      724-662-3000, Ext. 1405

      Mercyhurst College – North East

      16 West Division Street, North East, PA 16428

      Mifflin-Juniata Career & Technology Center

      700 Pitt Street, Lewistown, PA 17044

      NewCourtland Education Center School of Practical Nursing

      6950 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

      Northampton Community College

      3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

      Monroe County Career & Technical Institute

      Monroe County Satellite
      Bartonsville, PA 18321

      Northern Tier Career Center

      RR 1, Box 157 A, Towanda, PA 18848

      Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

      242 Oak Spring Road, Washington, PA 15301

      Pennsylvania College of Technology (Credit)

      One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701

      Pennsylvania College of Technology (Non-Credit)

      North Campus Outreach Services
      12880 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901

      Pennsylvania Institute of Health & Technology

      P.O. Box 278, Mount Braddock, PA 15465

      Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

      800 Manchester Ave., Media, PA 19063

      Pennsylvania State University – Lehigh Valley Campus

      2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034

      Penn State University Berks Campus

      The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
      South Parkside Drive & Museum Road, West Reading, PA 19611

      Pennsylvania State University – Hazleton Campus

      76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18201

      Princeton Information Technology Center

      140 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

      Pittsburgh Technical Institute

      1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

      Prism Career Institute

      8040 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19152

      Reading Area Community College

      10 South Second Street Programs, Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603
      610-372-4721, Ext. 3944

      Schuylkill Technology Center – North Campus

      101 Technology Drive, Frackville, PA 17931
      570-874-1034, Ext. 4881

      Somerset County Technology Center

      281 Technology Drive, Somerset, PA 15501

      Tri-State Business Institute

      5757 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506
      814-838-7673, Ext. 257

      UPMC St. Margaret

      Seventh Street Commons Building
      221 Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

      McKeesport Hospital Campus

      Crawford Building, Fourth Floor
      1500 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132

      Venango County Area Vocational Technical School

      1 Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, PA 16301
      814-677-3097, Ext. 207

      Western Area Career and Technology Center

      688 Western Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317
      724-746-2890, Ext. 117

      Westmoreland County Community College

      400 Armbrust Road, Youngwood, PA 15697

      Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC

      45 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701

      Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center Practical Nursing Program

      350 Jumper Road, P.O. Box 1699, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
      570-822-6539, Ext. 112

      York County School of Technology

      2179 South Queen Street, York, PA 17402
      717-741-0820, Ext. 2302

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