Virginia contains 26 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. Shenandoah University, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in VA, has a total student population of 3,619 and is the 439th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 licensed practical nurse schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Virginia schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 33,560 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $23,460. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $37,950/yr and there are 19,980 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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