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Georgia LPN Programs

Free guide to LPN training classes in Georgia (GA)

Find approved LPN courses to earn your Georgia practical nurse certificate

Georgia Practical Nursing Careers

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are employed in various environments related to healthcare such as nursing homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. LPNs are very important because they deal directly with patients on an everyday basis. Duties include but are not limited to monitoring vital signs, prepping patients for routine tests and procedures, ensuring that patients take proper medications and providing patients with daily hygiene.

To be eligible for employment as an LPN in Georgia, one must complete a training program approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). Typically, a high school diploma or GED is the primary requirement for entry into an approved practical nursing program. The majority of practical nursing programs include study in the classroom as well as supervised clinical patient care in a hospital setting. Most programs can be completed in about one year and are offered by technical schools or junior colleges.

The prospects for LPN employment in Georgia are very promising. Employment in this industry is expected to grown by as much as 21 percent between 2008 and 2018. The national expected growth of LPN jobs may differ slightly from the growth expected in the state of Georgia. Many LPNs leave the occupation each year for career advancement opportunities or retirement. As a result, replacements provide a major source of job openings for LPNs. There are many advancement opportunities for LPNs. In nursing homes, for example, an LPN has the opportunity to become a charge nurse. These nurses supervise other LPNs as well as nursing assistants. In Georgia, LPNs may also gain credentials in specialty fields such as intravenous therapy and pharmacology. Many LPNs advance to registered nurse positions through specific LPN to RN training programs.

LPNs in Georgia earn an average hourly wage of $17.21, and an average annual salary of $35,800. LPNs can find work in a variety of environments such as nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, medical hospitals and physician’s private offices. Nursing care facilities are one of the highest paying employers for LPNs in Georgia. The average annual salary for LPNs working in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is $40,580.

List of LPN Programs in Georgia (GA)

Albany Technical College

1704 South Slappey Boulevard
Albany, GA 31701

Altamaha Technical College

1777 West Cherry Street
Jesup, GA 31545

Altamaha Technical College-Appling County

1334 West Golden Isles Parkway
Baxley, GA 31513

Appalachian Technical College

100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

Athens Technical College

800 U.S. Highway 29 North
Athens, GA 30610

Athens Technical College Elbert County Campus

1317 Athens Highway
Elberton, GA 30635

Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310

Augusta Technical College

3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta, GA 30906

Augusta Technical College Burke County

216 Highway 26 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Augusta Technical College Mcduffie County

388 Tech Drive, N.W.
Thomson, GA 30824

Bainbridge College – P.N. Program

2500 East Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Bainbridge College-Early County LPN Program

40 Harold Regan Drive
Blakely, GA 39823

Central Georgia Technical College

3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206

Central Georgia Technical College Baldwin County

54 Highway 22 West
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Chattahoochee Technical College

980 South Cobb Drive, Se
Marietta, GA 30060

Chattahoochee Technical College – North Metro Campus

5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102
(770) 975-4000

Chattahoochee Technical College – Paulding County

400 Nathan Dean Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

Columbus Technical College

928 Manchester Express Way
Columbus, GA 31904

Dalton State College Practical Nursing Program

650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720

Dekalb Technical College Newton County

8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, GA 30013
770-786-9522, Ext. 5045

East Central Technical College

667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750

East Central Technical College Coffee County

706 West Baker Highway
Douglas, GA 31533

Flint River Technical College

1533 U.S. Highway 19, South
Thomaston, GA 30286

Georgia Northwestern Technical College Floyd County

One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

265 Bicentennial Trail
Rock Spring, GA 30739

Griffin Technical College

501 Varsity Road
Griffin, GA 30223

Gwinnett Technical College

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Heart Of Georgia Technical College

560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021

Lanier Technical College

2990 Landrum Education Drive
Oakwood, GA 30566

Lanier Technical College Forsyth County

7745 Majors Road
Cumming, GA 30041

Middle Georgia Technical College

80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Moultrie Technical College

361 Industrial Drive
Moultrie, GA 31768

Moultrie Technical College – Tifton Campus

52 Tech Drive
Tifton, GA 31794

North Georgia Technical College

1500 Hwy. 197, North
Clarkesville, GA 30523

North Georgia Technical College Union County

434 Meeks Avenue
Blairsville, GA 30512

Ogeechee Technical College

One Joe Kennedy Boulevard
Statesboro, GA 30458

Okefenokee Technical College

1701 Carswell Avenue
Waycross, GA 31503

Okefenokee Technical College Bacon County

426 West 12th Street
Alma, GA 31510

Sandersville Technical College

1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082

Sandersville Technical College Jefferson County

1257 Warrier Trail
Louisville, GA 30434

Savannah Technical College

5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405-5594

Savannah Technical College Liberty County

501-A General Screven Way
Hinesville, GA 31313

Southeastern Technical College

3001 East First Street
Vidalia, GA 30474

Southeastern Technical College Glennville Campus

211 South Tillman Street
Glennville, GA 30427

Southeastern Technical College Swainsboro Campus

346 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401

South Georgia Technical College

900 South Georgia Technical College Parkway
Americus, GA 31709

South Georgia Technical College Crisp County

402 North Midway Road
Cordele, GA 31015
(229) 271-4040

Southwest Georgia Technical College

47 Thomas Tech Lane
Thomasville, GA 31792

Southwest Georgia Technical College – Grady County

1550 Highway 84 West
Cairo, GA 39828

Valdosta Technical College

4089 Val-Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602-0929

West Central Technical College

176 Murphy Campus Boulevard
Waco, GA 30182

West Central Technical College – Coweta Campus

160 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Newnan, GA 30263

West Georgia Technical College

One College Circle
Lagrange, GA 30240

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Georgia LPN Schools

Our directory lists all Georgia schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Georgia state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Georgia

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Georgia

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Georgia as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Georgia

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Georgia state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Georgia Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses