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Licensed Practical Nurses are in fairly high demand across the country, and Georgia is no exception. Because of this, many people look into becoming certified in the hopes of getting a job as an LPN, but there’s a lot of information to go through on the subject. This is just as true in Georgia as it is elsewhere, which can lead to some people being daunted at just the prospect of finding out what’s required to get licensed. Well, today we’re going to boil at least some of it down, to help you figure out exactly what’s needed.

First of all, you need to find a school that’s accredited by the state of Georgia to certify you as an LPN. Luckily, there’s no shortage of schools capable of doing this, 49 currently. Each school has slightly different prerequisites for getting into their program, but you can find a list of all available schools on this page, which will help you find a school near you. After that, it’s simply a matter of finding the prerequisites for their LPN program.

One thing to keep in mind is that, while you can certainly complete prerequisite courses online, you cannot complete the entire LPN program online. LPNs in Georgia, just like everywhere else in the country, have to deal with patients face to face. Because of this important aspect of the profession, all of the LPN training programs in Georgia include a clinical aspect, which requires you to be physically present to practice skills. Many hybrid programs offer partial classroom training along with online courses and hands-on skills training.

The LPN training curriculum in Georgia takes approximately one year to complete if you are attending full-time. If you plan on attending school while working full-time the program can take two to three years to complete. It does pay off in the end if you acquire the LPN certificate that you set out for and land a position working as an LPN in Georgia. Luckily, it’s fairly simple to obtain your license, as long as you’ve completed your training. You only need a GED or High School diploma, and to pass a background check and a physical/drug test.

Aside from the actual license exam (NCLEX-PN), which has a $240 fee, that’s all the general information you need to know. All that’s left to do is find a school near you and get to work on your certification. If you have any questions about a particular school’s program, you can contact that school directly to find out more information.


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    List of LPN Schools in Georgia (GA)

    Complete list of Georgia schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    ALBANY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1704 SOUTH SLAPPEY BOULEVARD
    ALBANY, GA 31701
    229-430-1721

    ALTAMAHA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1777 WEST CHERRY STREET
    JESUP, GA 31545
    912-427-5800

    ALTAMAHA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-APPLING COUNTY

    1334 WEST GOLDEN ISLES PARKWAY
    BAXLEY, GA 31513
    912-367-1700

    APPALACHIAN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    100 CAMPUS DRIVE
    JASPER, GA 30143
    706-253-4500

    ATHENS TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    800 U.S. HIGHWAY 29 NORTH
    ATHENS, GA 30610
    706-355-5058

    ATHENS TECHNICAL COLLEGE ELBERT COUNTY CAMPUS

    1317 ATHENS HIGHWAY
    ELBERTON, GA 30635
    706-213-2107

    ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1560 METROPOLITAN PARKWAY, S.W.
    ATLANTA, GA 30310
    404-225-4400

    AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    3200 AUGUSTA TECH DRIVE
    AUGUSTA, GA 30906
    706-771-4175

    AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE BURKE COUNTY

    216 HIGHWAY 26 SOUTH
    WAYNESBORO, GA 30830
    706-437-6801

    AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE MCDUFFIE COUNTY

    388 TECH DRIVE, N.W.
    THOMSON, GA 30824
    706-595-0166

    BAINBRIDGE COLLEGE – P.N. PROGRAM

    2500 EAST SHOTWELL STREET
    BAINBRIDGE, GA 39819
    229-248-2530

    BAINBRIDGE COLLEGE-EARLY COUNTY LPN PROGRAM

    40 HAROLD REGAN DRIVE
    BLAKELY, GA 39823
    229-724-2100

    CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    3300 MACON TECH DRIVE
    MACON, GA 31206
    478-757-3585

    CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE BALDWIN COUNTY

    54 HIGHWAY 22 WEST
    MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 31061
    478-445-2300

    CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    980 SOUTH COBB DRIVE, SE
    MARIETTA, GA 30060
    770-528-4568

    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
    770-443-3618

    COLUMBUS TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    928 MANCHESTER EXPRESS WAY
    COLUMBUS, GA 31904
    706-649-1699

    DALTON STATE COLLEGE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

    650 COLLEGE DRIVE
    DALTON, GA 30720
    706-272-2658

    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
    229-468-2000

    EAST CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE COFFEE COUNTY

    706 WEST BAKER HIGHWAY
    DOUGLAS, GA 31533
    912-389-4303

    FLINT RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1533 U.S. HIGHWAY 19, SOUTH
    THOMASTON, GA 30286
    706-646-6187

    GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE FLOYD COUNTY

    ONE MAURICE CULBERSON DRIVE
    ROME, GA 30161
    706-295-6968

    GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    265 BICENTENNIAL TRAIL
    ROCK SPRING, GA 30739
    706-764-3807

    GRIFFIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    501 VARSITY ROAD
    GRIFFIN, GA 30223
    770-228-7376

    GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    5150 SUGARLOAF PARKWAY
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30043
    770-962-7580

    HEART OF GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    560 PINEHILL ROAD
    DUBLIN, GA 31021
    478-274-7863

    LANIER TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    2990 LANDRUM EDUCATION DRIVE
    OAKWOOD, GA 30566
    770-531-6371

    LANIER TECHNICAL COLLEGE FORSYTH COUNTY

    7745 MAJORS ROAD
    CUMMING, GA 30041
    770-781-6971

    MIDDLE GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    80 COHEN WALKER DRIVE
    WARNER ROBINS, GA 31088
    478-988-6800

    MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    361 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE
    MOULTRIE, GA 31768
    229-217-4177

    MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE TIFTON CAMPUS

    52 TECH DRIVE
    TIFTON, GA 31794
    229-391-2600

    NORTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1500 HWY. 197, NORTH
    CLARKESVILLE, GA 30523
    706-754-7732

    NORTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE UNION COUNTY

    434 MEEKS AVENUE
    BLAIRSVILLE, GA 30512
    706-754-7732

    OGEECHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    ONE JOE KENNEDY BOULEVARD
    STATESBORO, GA 30458
    912-486-7617

    OKEFENOKEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1701 CARSWELL AVENUE
    WAYCROSS, GA 31503
    912-287-5836

    OKEFENOKEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE BACON COUNTY

    426 WEST 12TH STREET
    ALMA, GA 31510
    912-632-6650

    SANDERSVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    1189 DEEPSTEP ROAD
    SANDERSVILLE, GA 31082
    478-553-2088

    SANDERSVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE JEFFERSON COUNTY

    1257 WARRIER TRAIL
    LOUISVILLE, GA 30434
    706-444-1255

    SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    5717 WHITE BLUFF ROAD
    SAVANNAH, GA 31405-5594
    800-769-6362

    SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE LIBERTY COUNTY

    501-A GENERAL SCREVEN WAY
    HINESVILLE, GA 31313
    912-368-8324

    SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    3001 EAST FIRST STREET
    VIDALIA, GA 30474
    912-538-3100

    SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE GLENNVILLE CAMPUS

    211 SOUTH TILLMAN STREET
    GLENNVILLE, GA 30427
    912-654-5276

    SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SWAINSBORO CAMPUS

    346 KITE ROAD
    SWAINSBORO, GA 30401
    478-289-2200

    SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    900 SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE PARKWAY
    AMERICUS, GA 31709
    229-931-2732

    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
    229-225-5201

    SOUTHWEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE GRADY COUNTY

    1550 HIGHWAY 84 WEST
    CAIRO, GA 39828
    229-378-2906

    VALDOSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    4089 VAL-TECH ROAD
    VALDOSTA, GA 31602-0929
    229-249-2665

    WEST CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    176 MURPHY CAMPUS BOULEVARD
    WACO, GA 30182
    770-537-6028

    WEST CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE COWETA CAMPUS

    160 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DRIVE
    NEWNAN, GA 30263
    678-423-2000

    WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    ONE COLLEGE CIRCLE
    LAGRANGE, GA 30240
    706-845-4323

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    Georgia Board of Nursing

    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217
    478-207-2440


    Accredited Online LPN Programs

    Gather more details from individual schools about their specific LPN program offerings and requirements

    Kaplan University Online
    Chamberlain College of Nursing
    Walden University Online

    National Directory of LPN Training Programs