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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

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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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