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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Georgia receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 1,290 licensed practical nurses graduate from Georgia's 28 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a LPN program is North Georgia Technical College, which is located in Clarkesville. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. 46 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from North Georgia Technical College in 2010. North Georgia Technical College charged in-state students $2,310 in tuition fees per year.

Sandersville Technical College, which is located in Sandersville, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Sandersville Technical College LPN program. The tuition rate at Sandersville Technical College was $2,268 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a LPN program is Altamaha Technical College. Altamaha Technical College, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Jesup. In 2010, Altamaha Technical College graduated 32 students from its LPN programs. Tuition at Altamaha Technical College was $2,268 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,320 per year, though tuition can range from $3,086 per year to $1,863 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia LPN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bainbridge College - located in Bainbridge, students are charged $3,086 per year
  2. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year
  3. Dalton State College - located in Dalton, students are charged $2,522 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Albany Technical College - located in Albany, students are charged $2,268 per year

A LPN certificate from a Georgia school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 24,690 Georgia licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia licensed practical nurses:

  1. Barrow County - 10,100 licensed practical nurses
  2. Burke County - 2,410 licensed practical nurses
  3. Appling County - 2,220 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 31,410 licensed practical nurses will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 20%.

Salary

A licensed practical nurse in Georgia earns $35,950 per year on average. However, Georgia licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,280 per year to more than $53,560 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clarke County - $39,380 per year
  2. Hall County - $37,880 per year
  3. Barrow County - $37,750 per year

A licensed practical nurse in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Appling County - $30,710 per year
  2. Baker County - $31,080 per year
  3. Brooks County - $31,160 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Certificate in Nursing in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 24,690 $35,950 5.0%
 

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