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LVN in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in North Carolina

Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of North Carolina receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 779 licensed vocational nurses graduate from North Carolina's 36 LVN schools each year.

Top Schools

Southeastern Community College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a LVN program. It is located in Whiteville. In 2010, Southeastern Community College graduated 34 students from its LVN program. Tuition at Southeastern Community College was $1,455 per year.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, which is located in Salisbury, is the second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College LVN program. Students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College paid $1,920 per year in tuition fees.

Edgecombe Community College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a LVN program. It is located in Tarboro. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Edgecombe Community College LVN program. Students at Edgecombe Community College paid $1,880 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of North Carolina's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,831 per year, though tuition can range from $1,984 per year to $1,454 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at North Carolina LVN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Gaston College - located in Dallas, students are charged $1,984 per year
  2. Guilford Technical Community College - located in Jamestown, students are charged $1,981 per year
  3. South Piedmont Community College - located in Polkton, students are charged $1,946 per year

The LVN schools in North Carolina that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Vance-Granville Community College - located in Henderson, students are charged $1,454 per year
  2. Southeastern Community College - located in Whiteville, students are charged $1,455 per year
  3. Davidson County Community College - located in Thomasville, students are charged $1,466 per year

A LVN certificate from a North Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of LVN graduates in North Carolina pursue careers as a licensed vocational nurse. 17,680 licensed vocational nurses were working in North Carolina in 2010. In North Carolina, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Anson County - 2,690 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Bladen County - 1,890 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Franklin County - 1,820 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of licensed vocational nurses in the state of North Carolina will grow to 20,090. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.


On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $40,560 per year in North Carolina state. However, North Carolina licensed vocational nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,190 per year to more than $54,060 per year in 2010. The counties in North Carolina with the highest average salary for a licensed vocational nurse are:

  1. Chatham County - $43,300 per year
  2. Alamance County - $42,610 per year
  3. Anson County - $41,940 per year

On average, licensed vocational nurses earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Onslow County - $36,660 per year
  2. Beaufort County - $36,940 per year
  3. Alleghany County - $38,570 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in North Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17,680 $40,560 10.6%

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