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.

  • LPN Programs in Georgia

    ProgramDetails
    Albany Technical College
    1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701
    (229) 430-3500 Visit Homepage
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    Athens Technical College
    1317 Athens Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635
    (706) 213-2100 Visit Homepage
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    Augusta Technical College
    3200 Augusta Tech Dr., Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 771-4000 Visit Homepage
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    Bainbridge College
    P.O.Box 990 2500 E. Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39818
    (866) 825-1715 Visit Homepage
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    Central Georgia Technical College
    80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088
    (478) 988-6800 Visit Homepage
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    Chattahoochee Technical College
    980 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 528-4545 Visit Homepage
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    Coastal Pines Technical College
    1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
    (912) 287-6584 Visit Homepage
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    Columbus Technical College
    928 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA 31904
    (706) 649-1800 Visit Homepage
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    Dalton State College
    650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
    (706) 272-4436 Visit Homepage
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    Georgia Northwestern Technical College
    One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161
    (706) 295-6963 Visit Homepage
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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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    Lanier Technical College
    2990 Landrum Education Drive, Oakwood, GA 30566
    (770) 531-6300 Visit Homepage
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    North Georgia Technical College
    1500 Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523
    (706) 754-7700 Visit Homepage
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    Oconee Fall Line Technical College
    1189 Deepstep Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082
    (877) 399-8324 Visit Homepage
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    Ogeechee Technical College
    One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd., Statesboro, GA 30458
    (912) 681-5500 Visit Homepage
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    Savannah Technical College
    1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 679-4500 Visit Homepage
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    South Georgia Technical College
    900 South GA Tech Pkwy., Americus, GA 31709
    (229) 931-2394 Visit Homepage
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    Southeastern Technical College
    3001 E. First Street, Vidalia, GA 30474
    (912) 538-3100 Visit Homepage
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    Southern Crescent Technical College
    501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223
    (770) 228-7348 Visit Homepage
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    Southern Regional Technical College
    15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792
    (888) 205-3449 Visit Homepage
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    West Georgia Technical College
    4600 Timber Ridge Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135
    (770) 947-7300 Visit Homepage
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    Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
    4089 Val Tech Road, Valdosta, GA 31602
    (229) 333-2100 Visit Homepage
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    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/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/)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Georgia LPN to RN programs page.