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License Practical Nurse (LPN) programs are found at vocational and technical career schools, community colleges, and some 2 and 4 year colleges and universities. They are typically location based programs that require students to attend regular classes. If that type of educational structure does not fit the students work schedule and family time, there are online classes available. Before choosing a school to attend, be sure the educational facility is accredited by the State of Washington and recognized by the State Licensing Board.

The LPN program in Washington typically takes between 12 and 24 months to complete. The completion of a 12 month program usually results in the award of a Certificate in LPN and a 24 month program usually results in the award of Associates in LPN degree. A degree holds more weight than a certificate and might be the deciding factor for hiring one candidate over the other. Both programs will prepare the student to take the LPN licensing examination.

To apply to an LPN program, the candidate must be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or an equivalent high school certificate. While in high school, the aspiring LPN student should take math and science courses, along with any allied health classes that may be offered. THE LPN candidate should also be physically fit, able to lift at least 70 pounds, have the ability to perform very physical for 8 hour shifts and like working closely with others. The LPN candidate must also undergo a criminal background check.

The course of study includes class, laboratory and clinical work. The class work may be completed in a day or evening program with lab work scheduled for one day a week and the clinical work may be completed during the week or weekend, depending on the facility. The basic class work in an LPN program will include pediatrics, obstetrics, chemistry, biology, nutrition, anatomy, first aid, CPR and physiology. There may be other classes required depending on the school offering the program.

Upon completion of the LPN program, including the class, lab and clinical work, the student must be licensed in order to work in Washington as an LPN. The candidate is required to take the NCLEX exam, which is administrated by a private testing company. The graduate submits an application to the nursing board of registration and upon approval will be notified they are eligible to take the exam. If the student passes the exam, they will be a fully licensed LPN.

An additional licensing requirement is all students must complete a minimum of 7 hours of AIDS education. The education must cover prevention, transmission and treatment of the disease. Students are not required to submit documentation with their LPN license application, but the licensing board may request the documentation up to two years after completion.

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List of LPN Schools in Washington (WA)

Bates Technical College PN Program

1101 S Yakima, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 680-7000

Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindburgh Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 752-7000

Big Bend Community College Nursing Department

7662 Chanute St., Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 793-2222

Centralia College Nursing Program

600 W Locust, Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: (360) 736-9391

Clover Park Technical College Nursing Department

4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Tacoma, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 589-5800

Columbia Basin College Nursing Program

2600 N 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 547-0511

Everett Community College Nursing Department

2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 388-9100

Grays Harbor Community College Nursing Department

1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone: (360) 532-9020

Green River Community College Nursing Department

12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: (253) 833-9111

Heritage College Nursing Program

3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish WA 98948
Phone: (509) 865-8500

Lake Washington Technical College Nursing Program

11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 739-8100

Lower Columbia College School of Nursing

1600 Maple Street, Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 442-2860

North Seattle Community College Nursing Program

9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 587-4100

Olympic College Nursing Program

1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton, WA 98377
Phone: (360) 792-6050

Renton Technical College Nursing Program

3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 235-2352

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island

1900 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: (360) 679-5323

South Puget Sound Community College School of Nursing

2011 Mottman Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98512
Phone: (360) 754-7711

South Seattle Community College Nursing Program

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 768-6414

Spokane Community College Nursing Education

1810 N Greene St. MS 2090, Spokane, WA 99217
Phone: (509) 533-7000

Walla Walla Community College Nursing Education

500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 527-4240

Wenatchee Valley College Nursing Program

1300 5th Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 682-6800

Yakima Valley Community College Nursing Program

PO Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Phone: (509) 422-7800

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