Washington LPN Training

Complete LPN training in Washington to earn your LPN certification and increase your marketability with employers.
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LPN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LPN schools in Washington.

Find out more about getting your LPN degree in Washington - online & campus-based options are available.

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  • Highly flexible schedules & job mobility.
  • More career advancement opportunities.
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Washington LPN Training

Due to the sluggish economy, now is a good time to think about going back to school and gaining marketable skills. However, it may seem difficult to pursue higher education while maintaining a career. One possible solution to this dilemma is becoming a licensed practical nurse.

Washington LPN training is a brief, specialized course designed to prepare graduates for the responsibilities of a licensed practical nurse. While doctors and registered nurses are responsible Licensed practical nurses play an important role in medical facilities by distributing meals and medication, making patients feel comfortable, and facilitating better communication between doctors and patients.

Becoming an LPN in Washington

In Washington, an individual is eligible to become an LPN by either examination or endorsement. To be eligible for examination, he or she must first complete an approved nursing program and have either electronic (if completed in WA) or paper (if completed outside of WA) certification forms sent from the nursing program.

After Completing the Training

Once the education requirement is fulfilled, applicants seeking licensure by examination must take the NCLEX. After passing, official transcripts from the nursing program are necessary to complete licensing.

For individuals trained outside of the United States, the following items are necessary in order to be eligible for licensure by examination:

  • Education Verification form completed, signed, and dated by the school and sent directly to the Nursing Commission
  • Official transcripts
  • A total score of at least 79, with a speaking score of at least 26, on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam
  • The Personal Vocational Relationship (PVR) Course
  • The NCLEX

The following items make an individual eligible for licensure by endorsement:

  • An LPN license from another state, having submitted verification
  • Verification of education
  • Proof of a current and active LPN license
  • The NCLEX

Temporary Practice Permits can be applied for and issued to individuals who meet licensing requirements but require time for the federal background check to be completed. These permits last for 6 months in the state of Washington.

Renewing an LPN License

LPNs may renew licenses either online or by mail. If a license is allowed to become expired or inactive for over 3 years, the individual must apply to have his or her license reinstated.

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Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Department of Health
HPQA #6
310 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501-7864
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Fax: (360) 236-4738

Washington State Nurses Association

Washington LPN Resources

Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in Washington work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

LPN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

As a Washington LPN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

The Best LPN Schools in Washington

By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps you find the best LPN programs in Washington, including the best online LPN schools accepting students in Washington.

Why Online LPN Classes?

Being a licensed practical nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LPN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LPN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LPN classes online.

Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LPN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking LPN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LPN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

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Other Schools that Offer LPN Training in Washington

Grays Harbor College
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Grays Harbor Community College
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Olympic College
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
Lake Washington Technical College
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
Big Bend Community College Nursing Program
7662 Chanute Street N.E.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Skagit Valley College - Whidbey
1900 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Columbia Basin College
2600 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth Street
Renton, WA 98056
North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
South Seattle Community College
6000 16 Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217
Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Heritage University
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Yakima Valley College
South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902

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