With an overall population of 58,211 and a student population of 14,761, approximately 6,573 of Lakewood students attend one of Lakewood's schools that offer LPN programs.
Lakewood's largest LPN school is Clover Park Technical College. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from Clover Park Technical College with credentials in LPN.
In 2010, 92 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Lakewood. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,859 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in Lakewood.
If you plan on staying in Lakewood after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Lakewood, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 10,140 licensed practical nurses in Washington State. Of these licensed practical nurses, 1,560 were working in the greater Lakewood area. Lakewood's licensed practical nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in Lakewood is $45,330 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for licensed practical nurses.