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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Washington, DC is home to a number of accredited nursing schools dedicated to helping students launch careers in the healthcare field. As a nurse, you have a wide field of career options available, each one requiring a different level of education. Each of these nursing paths also requires successfully passing a licensure examination at the conclusion of your studies.

Nursing assistants
Nursing assistants are the first line of care for most patients, performing essential personal care. To be a certified nursing assistant, you need a basic amount of education, often as little as eight weeks. In the Washington, DC area, almost 4,000 individuals are employed as nursing assistants, earning an average of $14.29 per hour.

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
LPNs are one level above nursing assistants. They also provide basic patient care as well as more medical-oriented care, such as administering medication to patients. Generally, you need 12-18 months of training to become an LPN; you’ll be awarded a certificate at the end of your studies. In Washington DC, about 1,200 individuals are employed as LPNs, and they earn an average of $23.36 per hour.

Registered nurses
Registered nurses supervise LPNs and nursing assistants. They provide both personal and medical care to patients; they also create overall plans of care for patients. To become a registered nurse, you need an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Roughly 11,000 individuals are employed as registered nurses in the DC area, earning an average wage of $37.28 per hour.

To help aspiring nurses launch their careers, we've listed below all of the District of Columbia's accredited nursing schools.

District of Columbia

Catholic University of America
Programs offered: Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing
George Washington University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Palliative Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing
Georgetown University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Howard University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing
Radians College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Trinity Washington University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of the District of Columbia
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Education; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant