LPN Education and Certification in South Carolina

In this state, you must be licensed through the South Carolina Board of Nursing if you want to work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). To do this, you will need to be CPR certified and earn your LPN degree.

After you have earned your degree you must take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. The license application will require you to provide a copy of your LPN school transcript and there is an $85 application fee.

South Carolina LPN licenses must be renewed every two years. To renew your license you must complete a nursing (or related area) nursing program, finish 30 credit hours of continuing education, have your employer certify that you are a competent LPN and provide proof of the number of hours you have worked, or become certified or recertified by a national organization.

If you decide to take continuing education classes to fulfill your recertification requirement, the classes must be approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing and may be available online.

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