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LPN in Washington State

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Washington State

Around 0.5% of Washington State's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 823 licensed practical nurses graduate from Washington State's 20 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

Bellingham Technical College, which is located in Bellingham, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. 71 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Bellingham Technical College in 2010. Bellingham Technical College charged in-state students $3,745 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a LPN program is Centralia College, which is located in Centralia. In 2010, it was ranked 81st nationwide. 19 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Centralia College in 2010. The tuition rate at Centralia College was $3,207 per year.

Walla Walla Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a LPN program. It is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, Walla Walla Community College graduated 86 students from its LPN programs. The tuition rate at Walla Walla Community College was $3,390 per year.


If you choose to attend a Washington State LPN school, average tuition will be $3,820 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,610 per year to $13,510 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State LPN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Heritage University - located in Toppenish, students are charged $13,510 per year
  2. Clover Park Technical College - located in Lakewood, students are charged $4,419 per year
  3. Bellingham Technical College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,745 per year

The following Washington State LPN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Wenatchee Valley College - located in Wenatchee, students are charged $3,099 per year

A LPN certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LPN school in Washington State go on to work as a licensed practical nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 9,410 Washington State licensed practical nurses as of 2010. In Washington State, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 3,060 licensed practical nurses
  2. Pierce County - 1,560 licensed practical nurses
  3. Spokane County - 1,340 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses in the state of Washington State will grow to 12,210. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.


On average, a licensed practical nurse earns a salary of $45,400 per year in Washington State state. In 2010, however, some Washington State licensed practical nurses earned as little as less than $27,990 per year or as much as more than $61,730 per year. On average a licensed practical nurse earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. King County - $47,850 per year
  2. Spokane County - $46,300 per year
  3. Pierce County - $46,030 per year

The following counties in Washington State have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Columbia County - $39,450 per year
  2. Adams County - $40,020 per year
  3. Benton County - $40,350 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Washington State and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, 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 Washington State
  • Certificate in Nursing in Washington State

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,410 $45,400 -6.7%

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