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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

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    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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