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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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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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