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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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 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
South College, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, can help you achieve your goals. We offer a small college environment, quality programs, and flexible day, evening, or Saturday classes.
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  • Ranked #26 in Best Colleges for Veterans in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report Education Rankings.
  • A private Roman Catholic liberal arts university founded in 1936 and located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
  • Approximate undergraduate enrollment is 1,798, and the freshman retention rate is 71%.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and 74.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • 36% of the students live in college-owned or affiliated housing and 64% of students live off campus. 
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Fortis Institute , Nashville
  • 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.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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Virginia College , Chattanooga
  • 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.
  • Full tuition cost provided up front. In most cases, even textbooks are included in the total price.
  • Career services associates can help students review their resume, provide career counseling, help with job searches, and more.
  • Has 27 campus locations across the southern United States, plus offers online degree programs.
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Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.
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  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
  • Ranks nationally in the top 15% of all schools providing military educational services.
  • Has provided career training to students since 1969.
  • Career services team helps students start their career with resume review, mock interviewing, campus career fairs, and more.
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With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.

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Chattanooga College , Chattanooga
Start your career with an education from Chattanooga College Medical, Dental & Technical Careers. We offer programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, pharmacy technician, computer/network technology, office technology, medical office technology, and massage therapy.
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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.
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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