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LPN Training in Tennessee

How to Become an LPN in Tennessee

To become an LPN in Tennessee you will need to:

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  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete an application packet for Tennessee licensure. You can request one by calling 532-5166 within Tennessee or 1-800-778-4123.
  3. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  4. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam. Exam results are available by mail two weeks after the exam date.
  5. Receive your license from the Tennessee State Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Tennessee earn a mean hourly wage of $17.04 or a mean annual wage of $35,440?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place MetroCenter
Nashville, TN 37243

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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Students who qualify may earn credits from relevant work, military service training, or life experience through Credit by Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Offers 5 term start dates throughout the year
  • Class sizes are small, with an average 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
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  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
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Fortis Institute , Nashville
  • Provides a 24/7 myCampusLink system that lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Designated a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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  • Has 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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South College , Knoxville
  • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for their Physician Assistant program in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Campus is 56,000 square feet of modern lecture classrooms, specialty laboratories with state-of-the art equipment, writing and math lab, student center, and more.
  • Programmatic accreditation from several organizations, including the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
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  • Some campuses host low-cost medical and dental clinics, where students can get real-world experience.
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  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1976.
  • Campus-specific accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
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  • Dedicated to providing career training to students since 1969.
  • Ranks in the top 15% of all U.S. schools providing military educational services.
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
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Chattanooga College , Chattanooga
  • Proud to be a certified partner of Microsoft Academy and Cisco University.
  • Allows transfer credits through agreements with numerous universities.
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating since 1984.
  • Has a main campus and satellite campus located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Virginia College , Knoxville
  • Instructors are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields.
  • Ranked #3 in Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2014 by Military Times.
  • Presents the full tuition cost up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
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