Becoming an LPN in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is building up its medical community by supporting professional nursing though improved knowledge and skills, while also helping policy makers assess the impact of their decisions on healthcare workers and patients. For the State of Pennsylvania, an 9% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year has been predicted by 2024 by he Bureau of Labor Statistics. Individuals seeking to meet this nursing demand can become LPN in the state by applying for a license by either exam or endorsement. The latter holding a current license in another state.
Program Details275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 Request Information3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508 Request Information540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 Request Information1339 Saint Mary Street Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Request Information443 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 Request Information447 Career Lane, Shippenville, PA 16254 Request Information1620 River Road, Clearfield, PA 16830 Request Information1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA 15061 Request Information860 Thurston Road, Meadville, PA 16335 Request Information85 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008 Request Information100 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19110 Request Information3075 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 Request Information175 Georges Fairchance Road, Uniontown, PA 15401 Request Information5757 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506 Request Information517 Ash Street, Scranton, PA 18509 Request Information2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 Request Information1500 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602 Request Information445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 Request Information60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Request InformationOne HACC Drive , Harrisburg, PA 17110 Request Information1451 West 23rd Street, Hazle Township, PA 18202 Request Information13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060 Request Information441 Hamill Road, Indiana, PA 15701 Request Information576 Vo Tech Road, Reynoldsville, PA 15851 Request Information1730 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584 Request Information833 Metro Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042 Request Information4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078 Request Information104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA 16226 Request Information5151 Tilghma Street, Allentown, PA 18104 Request Information776 Greenville Rd., Mercer, PA 16137 Request Information501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546 Request Information3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020 Request Information120 Career Center Lane, Towanda, PA 18848 Request Information242 Oak Spring Rd., Washington, PA 15301 Request Information2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley, PA 18034 Request Information1015 Industrial Park Drive, Mt Braddock, PA 15465 Request InformationOne College Avenue , Williamsport, PA 17701 Request Information800 Manchester Ave., Media, PA 19063 Request Information827 Glenside Ave., Wyncote, PA 19095 Request Information1111 McKee Rd., Oakdale, PA 15071 Request Information8040 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19152 Request Information10 S 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19603 Request Information101 Technology Dr., Frackville, PA 17931 Request Information281 Technology Dr, Somerset, PA 15501 Request Information2380 Elk Lake School Rd, Springville, PA 18844 Request Information1 Vo-Tech Dr, Oil City, PA 16301 Request Information688 Western Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317 Request Information350 Jumper Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 Request Information2179 S Queen St, York, PA 17402 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Pennsylvania LPN Licensing Requirements
In Pennsylvania, an LPN applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, as well as complete a board-approved nursing program that consists of 1500 hours and no less than a year of coursework. Once this coursework is complete, the graduate must submit the Pennsylvania Exam/TPP application to the Board of Nursing, as well as register and sit for the NCLEX exam. Once the exam is passed, all applications have been accepted, and the applicant has submitted to a criminal background check, licensure will be granted.
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Licensure Information (http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_nursing/12515/licensure_information/572048)
Strength requirements may be considered when hiring for LPN positions, including heavy lifting and extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, and running.
Out-of-state LPN's can apply for licensure by endorsement as long as he or she has the following:
- Proof of licensure from another state with an education equivalent to Pennsylvania.
- Hasn’t allowed their most current license to lapse more than 5 years and have fulfilled continuing competency requirements.
- Passed the NCLEX.
Foreign educated LPN's must verify educational courses through the Board based on the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) evaluation.
Pennsylvania LPN licenses expire on June 30th of even numbered years. There are no continued education requirements for renewal.
Additional PA Nursing Resources
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
1. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (http://www.psna.org)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Pennsylvania LPN to RN programs page.