LPN Training in Tennessee

How to Become an LPN in Tennessee

To become an LPN in Tennessee you will need to:

  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


Schools offering LPN Programs in Tennessee


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  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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South College , Knoxville
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1972.
  • 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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  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business and more.
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  • Continually revise curriculum to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Fortis Institute , Cookeville
  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 
  • 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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Chattanooga College , Chattanooga
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with approval by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Microsoft Academy and Cisco University certified partner.
  • Allows transfer credits through agreements with numerous universities.
  • Main campus and satellite campus located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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