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LPN Programs in Georgia

Updated on January 4, 2013

Identifying approved LPN Programs in the state of Georgia is challenging if you don't know where to look. Instead of searching for schools one at a time and verifying their status, you can use this article as a resource for finding state approved schools offering an active practical nursing program.

In addition to providing some details about the school, you will find some recent licensing exam passage rates for students in each program as well. Be careful about how you interpret this data (single students can have a disproportionately large impact on the exam passage rates if the overall class size is small), but it is often a pretty good indicator of the program quality prospective students could expect. As a general rule, a higher percentage of students successfully passing the licensing exam is an indicator of a high quality LPN program.

How to Select a Program

With so many schools offering a practical nursing program, how do you decide which is right for you? While the program quality should always be taken into consideration, location should not be far behind on your list of priorities. While many schools offer some online classes, a Licensed Practical Nursing program requires part of the training to take place in a live clinical setting where you can work with real patients. Selecting a school that is close by and convenient will definitely help to lower your stress level and improve your odds of success as you work your way towards completing your coursework.

Next, it is highly recommended that you visit the website of the school or schools you have an interest in and request an information packet. All approved programs will offer this information free of charge and it will give you some insight into class scheduling and availability, financial aid, campus layout, parking, and an overview of what to expect. Through this process, you will likely make contact with an academic advisor who can answer any specific questions you may have. Just like visiting a major college or university, this experience will give you a wealth of information and make it easier to decide on a specific program.

More Schools

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

Heart of Georgia Technical College
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 87.80%

Lanier Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Drive
Oakwood, GA 30566
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 90%
*Program also offered through the Forsyth County campus.

Middle Georgia Technical College
80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robbins, GA 31088
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 90%

Moultrie Technical College
361 industrial Drive
Moultrie, GA 31768
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 90%
*Also offered on the Tifton campus.

North Georgia Technical College
1500 Highway 197, North
Clarksville, GA 30523
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 87.5%

Ogeechee Technical College
One Joe Kennedy Boulevard
Statesboro, GA 30458
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 94.44%

Okefenokee Technical College
1701 Carswell Ave
Waycross, GA 31503
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 85.71%
*Also available through the Bacon County location.

Sandersville Technical College
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%
*Nursing program also offered through the Jefferson County campus.

Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 95.08%
*Also offered through the Liberty County campus.

Southeastern Technical College
3001 East First Street
Vidalia, GA 30474
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%
*Also offered through the Swainsboro and Glennville campuses.

South Georgia Technical College
900 South Georgia Technical College Parkway
Americus, GA 31709
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 81.82%

Valdosta Technical College
4089 Val-Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

West Central Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Boulevard
Waco, GA 30182
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 94.12%

West Georgia Technical College
One College Circle
Lagrange, GA 30240
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 94.12%

Approved Georgia LPN Programs

Appalachian Technical College
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

Athens Technical College (Also offered at the Elbert County Campus)
800 US Highway 29 North
Athens, GA 30610
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 91.30%

Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

Augusta Technical College
3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta, GA 30906
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%
*Practical Nursing programs are also offered through the Burke and McDuffie County campuses.

Bainbridge College Early County LPN Program
40 Harold Regan Drive
Blakely, GA 39823
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 30216
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 93.33%
*Program also offered through the Baldwin County campus.

Chattahoochee Technical College North Metro Campus
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 89.09%

Chattahoochee Technical College Paulding County
400 Nathan Dean Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 100%

Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Express Way
Columbus, GA 31904
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 83.72%

Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 88.89%

DeKalb Technical College
8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, GA 30013
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 96.97%

East Central Technical College
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 90.91%
*Also available through the Coffee County campus.

Flint River Technical College
1533 US Highway 19, South
Thomaston, GA 30286
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 83.87%

Georgia Northwestern Technical College
265 Bicentennial Trail
Rock Springs, GA 30739
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 97.22%
*LPN Nursing Program also offered through the Floyd County campus.

Griffin Technical College
501 Varsity Road
Griffin, GA 30223
Recent Exam Pass Rate: 96.34%

Starting Your Career as an LPN

A typical training program lasts approximately one year. Upon completion of an approved LPN program, the next step is to pass the NCLEX exam. This is the standard test all nurses must pass before being allowed to practice in the United States. There are two versions, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. The NCLEX-PN is the exam that students must pass to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Once you are formally licensed, you can begin looking for work in a hospital, clinic, or long-term care facility.

An entry-level nurse can expect to earn between $35,000 and $45000 per year depending on the employer. After gaining some experience and developing a history of reliable performance, an LPN can earn more than $55,000 per year. Due to the high demand for qualified nurses, advancement opportunities abound and many licensed practical nurses go on to RN programs as their careers develop. The employment outlook for nurses is very positive with double-digit growth forecast over the next five to ten years.


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