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Practical Nursing Diploma

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) provide basic medical care and work under the direction of Registered Nurses and Doctors.
Licensed Practical Nurses work in nursing homes and extended care facilities, general medical, surgical, and private hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics:

  • 752,300 LPNs were employed in the United States in 2010 .
  • About 29 percent of jobs are in nursing care facilities.
  • The Licensed Practical Nurse is projected to generate about 168,500 new jobs over the 2010-2020 period.
  • Overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment setting.


National median average salary $40,380/year.

Source: US Department of Labor