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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Virginia

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Virginia students graduate with certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 843 licensed practical nurses graduate from Virginia's 29 LPN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Virginia with a LPN program is Riverside School of Health Careers, which is located in Newport News. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. 73 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Riverside School of Health Careers in 2010.

Career Training Solutions, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a LPN program. It is located in Fredericksburg. 40 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Career Training Solutions in 2010.

ECPI College of Technology, which is located in Virginia Beach, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at ECPI College of Technology was $13,550 per year.


Tuition at Virginia's LPN schools ranges from $27,122 per year to $2,224 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,120 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Centura College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $27,122 per year
  2. Centura College - located in Richmond, students are charged $24,507 per year
  3. Skyline College - located in Roanoke, students are charged $13,550 per year

The LPN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Virginia were:

  1. Suffolk Public Schools-Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing - located in Suffolk, students are charged $2,224 per year
  2. Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
  3. Mountain Empire Community College - located in Big Stone Gap, students are charged $2,652 per year

A LPN certificate from a Virginia school... what next?

A large number of Virginia LPN graduates become licensed practical nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Virginia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 20,530 Virginia licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia licensed practical nurses:

  1. Chesapeake County - 4,210 licensed practical nurses
  2. Caroline County - 4,000 licensed practical nurses
  3. Buchanan County - 1,620 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 28% by 2018. There are projected to be 25,790 licensed practical nurses working in the Virginia then.


A licensed practical nurse in Virginia earns $38,600 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Virginia licensed practical nurses earned as little as less than $24,860 per year or as much as more than $55,550 per year. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a licensed practical nurse are:

  1. Albemarle County - $41,230 per year
  2. Caroline County - $40,640 per year
  3. Frederick County - $40,500 per year

A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in Virginia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Buchanan County - $31,800 per year
  2. Giles County - $33,500 per year
  3. Chesapeake County - $36,240 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Virginia
  • Certificate in Nursing in Virginia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,541 miles from location J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond VA 10.8709 n/a 12,729
5,462 miles from location ECPI College of Technology Virginia Beach VA 25.6141 71% 12,194
5,674 miles from location Virginia Western Community College Roanoke VA 11.0937 n/a 8,927
5,564 miles from location Germanna Community College Locust Grove VA 13.1957 n/a 7,035
5,596 miles from location Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown VA 13.2044 n/a 6,644
5,558 miles from location Southside Virginia Community College Alberta VA 15.5248 n/a 6,305
5,599 miles from location Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA 11.3296 n/a 5,401
5,712 miles from location New River Community College Dublin VA 10.7673 n/a 5,229
5,637 miles from location Danville Community College Danville VA 16.1697 n/a 4,387
5,773 miles from location Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands VA 12.9909 n/a 3,855
5,732 miles from location Wytheville Community College Wytheville VA 16.345 n/a 3,783
5,664 miles from location Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville VA 12.8903 n/a 3,501
5,494 miles from location Rappahannock Community College Saluda VA 8.97902 n/a 3,406
5,825 miles from location Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap VA 10.1067 n/a 3,383
5,671 miles from location Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge VA 11.527 n/a 1,582
5,448 miles from location Eastern Shore Community College Melfa VA 13.3322 n/a 987
5,542 miles from location Richmond School of Health and Technology Richmond VA 18.9811 n/a 655
5,674 miles from location Skyline College Roanoke VA 25.3201 70% 450
5,532 miles from location Global Health Nurse Training Services Alexandria VA n/a n/a 409
5,466 miles from location Centura College Norfolk VA 21.015 n/a 380
5,460 miles from location Fortis College Norfolk VA 16.3622 n/a 341
5,549 miles from location Career Training Solutions Fredericksburg VA 34.5213 n/a 329
5,480 miles from location Riverside School of Health Careers Newport News VA 38.9753 86% 243
5,631 miles from location Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing Lynchburg VA 16.4398 75% 205
5,543 miles from location Centura College Richmond VA 19.0386 n/a 200
5,545 miles from location MedSpa Careers Institute Richmond VA 21.8821 84% 131
5,532 miles from location Henrico County-Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing Richmond VA 3.25189 n/a 47
5,456 miles from location Virginia Beach City Public Schools School of Practical Nursing Virginia Beach VA 1.86027 n/a 44
5,484 miles from location Suffolk Public Schools-Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing Suffolk VA 10.067 100% 12

Curious what studying LPN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Virginia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 20,530 $38,600 7.0%

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