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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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