Becoming an LPN in Virginia
Virginia strives to provide safe patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards, and educating the public about quality care. To become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Virginia, applicants must apply by exam or endorsement. Virginia also participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)—1 of 24 states that allow nurses to practice without additional licensure if they’re licensed in another NLC state. Predictions for the state of Virginia made by The Bureau of Labor Statistics state a 21% increase in LPN jobs per year is expected by 2024.
Program Details14910 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191 Request Information310 South Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523 Request Information1176 Booth Branch Road, Grundy, VA 24614 Request Information1920 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Request Information7020 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23518 Request Information7914 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235 Request Information1617 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322 Request Information751 W Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23836 Request Information10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832 Request Information3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, VA 30326 Request Information1008 S Main St, Danville, VA 24541 Request Information29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410 Request Information10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 Request Information1001 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606 Request Information10021 Balls Ford Rd. #100, Manassas, VA 20109 Request Information5555 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Request Information8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 Request Information6300 Center Dr #100, Norfolk, VA 23502 Request Information2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A, Richmond, VA 23230 Request Information10000 Germanna Point Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408 Request Information1827 Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg, VA 24134 Request Information25 South Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314 Request Information3751-C Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223 Request Information1851 Dickinson Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 Request Information3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, VA 33916 Request Information173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645 Request Information21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148 Request Information325 Pleasant Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Request Information1840 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22201 Request Information3441 Mountain Empire Rd, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 Request Information5251 State Road 373, Dublin, VA 24084 Request Information6699 Springfield Center Dr, Springfield, VA 22150 Request Information525 Middleburg Rd, Luray, VA 22835 Request Information645 Patriots Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112 Request Information100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851 Request Information271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 Request Information100 Pleasants Ln, Petersburg, VA 23803 Request Information501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Request Information14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA 20112 Request Information52 Campus Dr, Warsaw, VA 22572 Request Information316 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601 Request Information1 Vocational School Rd, Lebanon, VA 24266 Request Information121 Bagley Circle, Suite 300, Marion, VA 24354 Request Information316 N. Main St., Chase City, VA 23924 Request Information820 Bruce St, South Boston, VA 24592 Request Information1073 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 Request Information7839 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA 20109 Request Information49 Hornet Rd, Fishersville, VA 22939 Request Information2925 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Request Information3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015 Request Information255 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 Request Information1000 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382 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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Virginia LPN Licensing Requirements
A minimum for 400 hours of supervised direct patient care in addition to attending a state-approved nursing program is required to become an LPN in Virginia.
Working as an LPN may require physical strength and endurance to carry out the daily activities.
Virginia is 1 of 24 states that make up the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC - https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm). If an LPN holds a license in a NLC state, he or she does not need an additional license to work in other NLC states. However, if LPN's for states outside of the compact area are seeking licensure in the state of Virginia, they can apply for a license by endorsement. Requirements for these applicants include having a current license in another state and completed that state’s approved education program. They must also have taken and passed the NCLEX exam in another state or be scheduled to sit for the exam in another state.
License Verification Form (http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Forms/nursing/Verification_RN_LPN.pdf)
If the applicant is not a recent graduate of a practical nursing program with at least 400 hours of supervised direct patient care in the state of Virginia or outside of the state of Virginia, or if the applicant was educated in a foreign country, the applicant must contact the Board of Nursing (804-367-4555).
Applications for licensure by exam or endorsement are accepted exclusively online (https://www.license.dhp.virginia.gov/apply/)
Virginia LPN licenses expire every 2 years.
Learn more about Virginia LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional VA Nursing Resources
Virginia Board of Nursing
6603 West Broad Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Fax: (804) 662-9512
1. Virginia Nurses Association (http://www.virginianurses.com/)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Virginia LPN to RN programs page.