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Licensed Practical Nurse training in Tennessee is a field that has seen a lot of growth over the past few years. Many people are choosing to begin their careers in health care by becoming practical nurses. Here is some information about what LPN job training and typical job duties consist of:

LPNs provide bed side care for those who are sick, convalescent, or injured. This care is provided with assistance from physicians or registered nurses. The tasks that an LPN can expect to complete include taking vital signs, giving injections, performing diagnostic tests, administering medication, and dressing wounds.

Most LPNs will find jobs at health care facilities such as hospitals, mental health institutions, nursing homes, community health clinics, public health departments, and private homes. In order to be a licensed LPN you must pass the National Councils Licensure Exam for Practical Nursing, after graduate from a qualified Tennessee LPN program. Most LPNs can expect a salary of between $35,000 and $40,000 in the state of Tennessee.

If you are looking to take up LPN training in Tennessee, then you need to have some prior qualifications prior to enrolling in an education program. Applicants must have a high school diploma. A GED is also acceptable. All LPN programs must have a certain amount of hands-on training time where practical skills are taught at a hospital, community college, or technical school. There will also be regular course work to be completed.

The following subjects are part of most LPN training programs in Tennessee: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Phys Ed, Food and Nutrition, Child Development, First Aid, Anatomy, and Emergency Medical Technology.

Once an approved training program has been completed, you must apply to take the NCLEX-PN exam and then apply for your LPN license for the state of Tennessee. This is done through the state’s medical board. The NCLEX-PN exam can be scheduled online and can only be scheduled once you have graduated from a Tennessee Board of Nursing approved LPN training program.

For some, becoming an LPN can be the first step towards becoming a registered nurse. In addition to your LPN qualifications, you must go back to school to transition to become an RN. Even if your ultimate goal is simply to remain an LPN, you should seriously consider your long-term goals before enrolling in any particular training program.


LPN Training Programs in Tennessee

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world. Our mission is to be a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Other schools may prepare you for a career. Marian University prepares you for life.

Programs:

  • Accelerated BSN (20 Unit)
Locations: Nashville

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
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.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting
Locations: Knoxville
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University. Take classes online or on campus. Pursue your degree to help you start the career you want. Learn more now.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • BS - Nursing

Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) -Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...
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.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Bowling Green
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan College can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Diploma: Medical Assistant
Locations: Nashville

List of LPN Schools in Tennessee (TN)

Appalachian Regional Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida/Huntsville
355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, TN 37756
Phone: (423) 663-4900

Blount Memorial Hospital Practical Nursing School

907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 983-7211

Chattanooga State Community College Practical Nursing Program

4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 697-4400

Four Rivers Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley
127 Industrial Drive, Ripley, TN 38063
Phone: (731) 635-3368

Jackson Regional Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson
2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: (731) 424-0691

Plateau-Valley Regional Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman
1745 Harriman Highway, Harrriman, TN 37748
Phone: (931) 484-7502

South Central Regional Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski
1233 E. College Street, P. O. Box 614, Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: (931) 424-4014

Tennessee Technology Center at Athens Practical Nursing Program

1635 Vo-Tech Dr., Athens, TN 37371
Phone: (423) 744-2814

Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson Practical Nursing Program

740 Highway 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: (615) 441-6220

Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton Practical Nursing Program

1500 Arney Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: (423) 543-0070

Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville Practical Nursing Program

716 McMurry Blvd, Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: (615) 374-2147

Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald Practical Nursing Program

813 West Main Street, Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796-5351

Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville Practical Nursing Program

1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 546-5567

Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston Practical Nursing Program

740 High Tech Drive, Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: (931) 823-5525

Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis Practical Nursing Program

550 Alabama Ave, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (901) 543-6100

Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown Practical Nursing Program

821 West Louise Ave, Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (423) 586-5771

Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville Practical Nursing Program

100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 425-5500

Tennessee Technology Center at Paris Practical Nursing Program

312 South Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 644-7365

Tennessee Valley Regional Practical Nursing Program

Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville
1405 Madison Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: (931) 685-5013

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