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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Virginia

Around 0.4% of Virginia's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 843 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Virginia's 29 LVN schools.

Top Schools

Riverside School of Health Careers, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a LVN program. It is located in Newport News. In 2010, Riverside School of Health Careers graduated 73 students from its LVN program.

The second-ranked school in Virginia that has a LVN program is Career Training Solutions. Career Training Solutions, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in Fredericksburg. In 2010, Career Training Solutions graduated 40 students from its LVN program.

The third-ranked school in Virginia with a LVN program is ECPI College of Technology, which is located in Virginia Beach. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. Tuition at ECPI College of Technology was $13,550 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Virginia's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,120 per year, though tuition can range from $27,122 per year to $2,224 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Virginia LVN 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 LVN schools in Virginia that charged the lowest tuition rates 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 LVN certificate from a Virginia school... what next?

The highest percentage of LVN graduates in Virginia pursue careers as a licensed vocational nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in Virginia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 20,530 Virginia licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia licensed vocational nurses:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed vocational nurses in Virginia will grow by 28%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 25,790 licensed vocational nurses working in Virginia.


On average, licensed vocational nurses earn $38,600 per year. But, salaries for licensed vocational nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed vocational nurses made as little as less than $24,860 per year or as much as more than $55,550 per year in Virginia. On average a licensed vocational nurse earns the most in the following Virginia counties:

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

A licensed vocational 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 nurse assisting or RN.

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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