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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.

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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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