Becoming an LPN in Georgia

The state of Georgia is attempting to solve the shortage of health care professionals by monitoring and addressing the shortage and funneling funding to increase scholarship opportunities and educated undergraduates with an interest in the nursing field. It is predicted by The Bureau of Labor Statistic that a 16% increase in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) jobs will be achieved per year by 2024 in Georgia. Individuals seeking to meet this need for nurses can become an LPN by either exam or by endorsement is he or she holds a license in another state.

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    2017 Best LPN Programs in Georgia

    Georgia offers a number of educational options for those seeking to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the state. Programs are offered in a variety of schools such as vocational high schools, community colleges, and private nursing schools-all teaching the approved curriculum for licensure. We have reviewed state test scores and NCLEX-PN pass-rates for roughly 20 schools across the state of Georgia, and after careful consideration we have compiled a list of the top 10.

    For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page (http://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-lpn-ranking-methodology)

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    Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 - (404) 297-9522 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 98.80 - Request Info on Georgia Piedmont Technical College
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    Ogeechee Technical College

    One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd., Statesboro, GA 30458 - (912) 681-5500 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 98.80 - Request Info on Ogeechee Technical College
    3

    Chattahoochee Technical College

    980 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060 - (770) 528-4545 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 98.30 - Request Info on Chattahoochee Technical College
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    Albany Technical College

    1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701 - (229) 430-3500 - Visit Homepage

    Albany Technical College (ATC) is a public postsecondary institution located in Albany, Georgia, that provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce development needs of the state. ATC utilizes traditional education and distance learning methods to benefit individuals, businesses, and the community by providing quality associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certifications, preparing students for employment.

    Overall Score: 96.40 - Request Info on Albany Technical College
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    Southeastern Technical College

    3001 E. First Street, Vidalia, GA 30474 - (912) 538-3100 - Visit Homepage

    Southeastern Technical College (STC) located in Vidalia, Georgia, with additional campuses located in Swainsboro, provides an innovative educational environment for student learning through both traditional education methods and distance learning options. STC provides students with a variety of degrees, diplomas, and technical certifications, as well as adult education, continued education, and customized workforce development.

    Overall Score: 95.35 - Request Info on Southeastern Technical College
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    Savannah Technical College

    1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 - (404) 679-4500 - Visit Homepage

    Savannah Technical College is located in Savannah, Georgia, with additional locations in Liberty, Effingham, Crossroads, and Fort Steward. Savannah Technical College is committed to providing dynamic education, academic, and workforce development need to students, employers, and the community, creating opportunities through classroom instruction and online coursework.

    Overall Score: 94.85
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    Lanier Technical College

    2990 Landrum Education Drive, Oakwood, GA 30566 - (770) 531-6300 - Visit Homepage

    Lanier Technical College (LTC), located in Oakwood, Georgia, with additional campuses located in winder, Dawsonville, Cumming, and Commerce, serves as the foremost workforce development resource for its surrounding counties, as well as leading provider of career-technical education programs and customized business training.

    Overall Score: 94.80 - Request Info on Lanier Technical College
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    North Georgia Technical College

    1500 Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523 - (706) 754-7700 - Visit Homepage

    North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) is a residential, public, multi-campus institution of higher education and workforce development located in Clarkesville, Georgia, with additional campuses located in Blairsville and Toccoa. NGTC provides access to student-focused occupational programs that provide an associate degree, diploma, or certification, as well as adult education and customized business and industry training.

    Overall Score: 94.60 - Request Info on North Georgia Technical College
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    Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

    4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta, GA 31602 - (229) 333-2100 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 93.77 - Request Info on Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
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    Dalton State College

    650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720 - (706) 272-4436 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 92.60 - Request Info on Dalton State College

    Continued List of All Programs in Georgia

    RankedProgramScoreDetails
    #11 Coastal Pines Technical College
    1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
    (912) 287-6584 Visit Homepage
    91.70Request Information
    #12 Columbus Technical College
    928 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA 31904
    (706) 649-1800 Visit Homepage
    91.53Request Information
    #13 Athens Technical College
    1317 Athens Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635
    (706) 213-2100 Visit Homepage
    91.37Request Information
    #14 Southern Crescent Technical College
    501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223
    (770) 228-7348 Visit Homepage
    90.30Request Information
    #15 Georgia Northwestern Technical College
    One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161
    (706) 295-6963 Visit Homepage
    86.94Request Information
    #16 Oconee Fall Line Technical College
    1189 Deepstep Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082
    (877) 399-8324 Visit Homepage
    86.90Request Information
    #17 West Georgia Technical College
    4600 Timber Ridge Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135
    (770) 947-7300 Visit Homepage
    84.50Request Information
    #18 South Georgia Technical College
    900 South GA Tech Pkwy., Americus, GA 31709
    (229) 931-2394 Visit Homepage
    83.67Request Information
    #19 Central Georgia Technical College
    80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088
    (478) 988-6800 Visit Homepage
    82.87Request Information
    #20 Southern Regional Technical College
    15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792
    (888) 205-3449 Visit Homepage
    82.49Request Information
    #21 Augusta Technical College
    3200 Augusta Tech Dr., Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 771-4000 Visit Homepage
    80.79Request Information
    #22 Bainbridge College
    P.O.Box 990 2500 E. Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39818
    (866) 825-1715 Visit Homepage
    78.39Request Information

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  • Georgia LPN Licensing Requirements

    Attending a Georgia Nursing Board approved program is required to become an LPN in Georgia. These courses are offered through vocational training or community college and generally take a year to complete (2 year programs are also available). To enter, the student must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Upon completion, the graduate must submit a criminal background check and pass the LPN Entrance Exam (NCLEX-PN).

    Graduates of an unapproved nursing program that do not meet the educational and practice requirements are required to complete a Board approved preceptorship, allowing them to gain clinical experience or practice in a healthcare facility located in Georgia.

    Instructions for Online Applicants for Licensure by Examination (http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/rn/online_app_instructions.htm)

    Lifting patients, pulling and pushing machinery, and extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, and running, as well as other strenuous physical activity may be required as an LPN.

    An Application for Licensure by Endorsement may be completed if an LPN from another state is seeking licensure in the state of Georgia. Other requirements include:

    • A high school diploma or GED Equivalent.
    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Completion of a board-approved LPN program or Army 68WM6.
    • Passing required testing—the NCLEX
    • Submitting proof of license from current state and state of origin.
    • Submitting proof of working as an LPN for at least 5 years preceding the application.

    Learn more about Georgia LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional GA Nursing Resources

    Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses

    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217-3858
    Phone (478) 207-1640
    Fax (478) 207-1633
    http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/31

    1. Georgia Secretary of State Licensing Boards (http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/)
    2. Georgia Board of Nursing (http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/rn/)
    3. Georgia Nurses Association (http://www.georgianurses.org/)