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LVN in North Dakota

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in North Dakota

Each year, roughly 0.9% of North Dakota students graduate with certificates in nursing. That means an estimated 166 licensed vocational nurses graduate from North Dakota's 10 LVN schools each year.

Top Schools

North Dakota State College of Science, which is located in Wahpeton, is the top-ranked school in North Dakota that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. In 2010, North Dakota State College of Science graduated 54 students from its LVN program. The tuition rate at North Dakota State College of Science was $4,173 per year.

The second-ranked school in North Dakota with a LVN program is Williston State College, which is located in Williston. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. 28 students graduated with certificate in LVN from Williston State College in 2010. The tuition rate at Williston State College was $3,469 per year.

The third-ranked school in North Dakota that has a LVN program is Dakota College at Bottineau. Dakota College at Bottineau, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Bottineau. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Dakota College at Bottineau LVN program. Tuition at Dakota College at Bottineau was $3,856 per year.


Tuition at North Dakota's LVN schools ranges from $13,560 per year to $2,000 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,777 per year. In 2010, the following North Dakota LVN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Rasmussen College-North Dakota - located in Fargo, students are charged $13,560 per year
  2. Dickinson State University - located in Dickinson, students are charged $5,393 per year
  3. Fort Berthold Community College - located in New Town, students are charged $4,210 per year

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

  1. Turtle Mountain Community College - located in Belcourt, students are charged $2,000 per year
  2. Bismarck State College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,356 per year
  3. Williston State College - located in Williston, students are charged $3,469 per year

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

Most people who graduate from LVN school in North Dakota go on to work as a licensed vocational nurse. 3,280 licensed vocational nurses were working in North Dakota in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of North Dakota licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Clay County - 1,240 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Polk County - 540 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Barnes County - 420 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 3,770 licensed vocational nurses will be working in North Dakota state. This would require the number of licensed vocational nurses to grow by 15%.


A licensed vocational nurse in North Dakota makes an average of $35,320 per year. But, salaries for licensed vocational nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed vocational nurses made as little as less than $25,560 per year or as much as more than $46,520 per year in North Dakota. The following counties in North Dakota have the highest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Burleigh County - $39,330 per year
  2. Barnes County - $36,700 per year
  3. Adams County - $36,690 per year

The North Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Bottineau County - $33,050 per year
  2. Nelson County - $33,690 per year
  3. Clay County - $34,640 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in North Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in North Dakota
  • Certificate in Nursing in North Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 3,280 $35,320 18.4%

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