LPN Programs in Washington

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.

Additional Resources

LPN Schools Near You & Online in Washington

Grays Harbor College

  • 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive Aberdeen, WA 98520
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (360) 538-4026

Green River Community College

  • 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA 98092
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (253) 833-9111

Bellingham Technical College

  • 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (360) 752-8345

Olympic College

  • 1600 Chester Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337
    Programs: ADN, BSN, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN, RN to BSN
    (360) 792-6050

Centralia College

  • 600 Centralia College Blvd. Centralia, WA 98531
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (360) 736-9391

Everett Community College

  • 2000 Tower Street Everett, WA 98201
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (425) 388-9100

Lake Washington Technical College

  • 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (425) 739-8100

Clover Park Technical College

  • 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant
    (253) 589-5800

Lower Columbia College

  • 1600 Maple Street Longview, WA 98632
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (360) 442-2311

Big Bend Community College

  • 7662 Chanute Street NE Moses Lake, WA 98837
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (509) 793-2222

Skagit Valley College

  • 2405 East College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (360) 416-7600

Skagit Valley College

  • 1900 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant
    (360) 679-5323

South Puget Sound Community College

  • 2011 Mottman Road SW Olympia, WA 98512
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (360) 754-7711

Columbia Basin College

  • 2600 North 20th Avenue Pasco, WA 99301
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (509) 547-0511

Renton Technical College

  • 3000 NE Fourth Street Renton, WA 98056
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (425) 235-2352

North Seattle Community College

  • 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (206) 934-3600

South Seattle Community College

  • 6000 16 Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98106
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (206) 934-5300

Spokane Community College

  • 1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA 99217
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (509) 533-7000

Bates Technical College

  • 1101 South Yakima Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (253) 680-7000

Heritage University

  • 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948
    Programs: LPN, Pre-Nursing Studies
    (888) 272-6190

Clark College

  • 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (360) 699-6398

Walla Walla Community College

  • 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (509) 522-2500

Wenatchee Valley College

  • 1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee, WA 98801
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (509) 682-6800

Yakima Valley College

  • South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd. Yakima, WA 98902
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (509) 574-4600