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.
Program Details1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701 Request Information1317 Athens Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635 Request Information3200 Augusta Tech Dr., Augusta, GA 30906 Request InformationP.O.Box 990 2500 E. Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39818 Request Information80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088 Request Information980 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060 Request Information1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503 Request Information928 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA 31904 Request Information650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720 Request InformationOne Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161 Request Information495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Request Information2990 Landrum Education Drive, Oakwood, GA 30566 Request Information1500 Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523 Request Information1189 Deepstep Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082 Request InformationOne Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd., Statesboro, GA 30458 Request Information1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 Request Information900 South GA Tech Pkwy., Americus, GA 31709 Request Information3001 E. First Street, Vidalia, GA 30474 Request Information501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223 Request Information15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792 Request Information4600 Timber Ridge Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135 Request Information4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta, GA 31602 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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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/31For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Georgia LPN to RN programs page.