LPN Programs in Tennessee

As a prospective LPN in Tennessee with no prior training, you will need to find an LPN program in TN that is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. LPN licensure in Tennessee requires successful completion of an approved LPN program. Approved LPN programs in Tennessee can be completed in as little as 12 month. Graduates are then eligible to apply for licensure with the state and register for the NCLEX-PN. A list of the approved LPN programs in TN can be found below.

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Admission requirements to the LPN schools in Tennessee vary by institution, but some common requirements to consider include being 18 years of age, possession of a high school diploma or GED, background check, drug screen, an entrance exam and a physical exam. You’ll find that the LPN programs in TN are offered at hospitals, community colleges and vocational schools. Check the list below for an approved LPN program near you.

LPN program curriculum in TN will include classroom, lab and clinical conference instruction. Students will be exposed to courses in anatomy and physiology, basic nutrition, pharmacology, medication administration and other basic nursing skills. Clinical instruction covers areas of nursing such as, medical and surgical nursing, mother and infant care, mental health nursing, pediatric nursing and other required areas. After successfully completing an LPN program the LPN schools in Tennessee are responsible for providing applications to graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.

LPN Salary, Job Outlook and Employers in TN

Committing to any career training or educational program is a risk financially. Is the time you spend training going to payoff in benefits, job growth and earnings? There are no guarantees. Health care has proven to be a strong field for decades and much of the research data points to continued growth. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s latest reports state that the LPN will continue to be an “In Demand” profession in the state of Tennessee with 15 % job growth projected through 2016. Salary is of course an important factor to consider as well. Salaries will vary with experience, geographic location, facility type and other factors. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released salary data for 2009 which found that the average annual salary for an LPN in Tennessee was $35,519 and the average hourly wage was $17.08.

Some of the largest employers of LPNs in the state of Tennessee are hospitals, nursing facilities, physician offices, clinics and home health agencies. Examples of facilities hiring LPNs in Tennessee include Vanderbilt University labs and clinics, Brookdale Senior Living, Corrections Corporation of America (staffing company), Whiteville Correctional Facility and Amedisys (Home Health). These are some excellent places to start a job search once you complete the LPN licensure requirements in Tennessee.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assistant programs in Tennessee. People looking at LPN programs in Tennessee also considered Medical Assisting. Medical Assisting has similar training requirements and job growth projections.

Approved LPN Programs in Tennessee

Appalachian Regional Practical
Nursing Program
Tennessee Technology Center at
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756
(423) 663-4900
Satellite campuses: Jacksboro, Jamestown-Fentress Co.
Blount Memorial Hospital
Practical Nursing Program
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 273-1549
Chattanooga State Community College
Practical Nursing Program
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 697-4400
Four Rivers Practical Nursing Program
Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
(731) 635-3368
Satellite campuses: Alamo, Covington, Martin, Newbern, Union City
Jackson Regional Practical Nursing
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson
2468 Technology Center Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 424-0691
Satellite campuses: Lexington, Whiteville, Crump, Brownsville, Humboldt, Parsons
Plateau-Valley Regional Practical Nursing
Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-7502
Satellite campus: Harriman
South Central Regional Practical Nursing
Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski
1233 E. College Street, P. O. Box 614
Pulaski, TN 38478
(931) 424-4014
Satellite campuses: Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg
Tennessee Technology Center at Athens
Practical Nursing Program
1635 Vo-Tech Dr.
Athens, TN 37371
(423) 744-2814
Satellite campus: Vonore
Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson
Practical Nursing Program
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 441-6220
Satellite campuses: Clarksville, Franklin, Ashland City
Tennessee Technology Center at
Practical Nursing Program
1500 Arney Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-0070
Satellite campus: Kingsport, Bristol
Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville
Practical Nursing Program
716 McMurry Blvd
Hartsville, TN 37074
(615) 374-2147
Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald
Practical Nursing Program
813 West Main Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
(931) 796-5351
Satellite campuses: Columbia, Spring Hill, Waynesboro, Perry County
Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville
Practical Nursing Program
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 546-5567
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston
Practical Nursing Program
740 High Tech Drive
Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-5525
Satellite campus: Red Boiling Springs
Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis
Practical Nursing Program
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
(901) 543-6100
Tennessee Valley Regional Practical
Nursing Program
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville
1405 Madison Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 685-5013
Satellite campuses: Fayetteville, Winchester, Murfreesboro, McMinnville
Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown
Practical Nursing Program
821 W. Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 586-5771
Satellite campuses: Tazewell, Greeneville
Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville
Practical Nursing Program
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 425-5533
Tennessee Technology Center at Paris
Practical Nursing Program
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 644-7365
Satellite campuses: Camden, Dresden

(Source: List Provided by the Tennessee Board of Nursing)

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