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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Tennessee

Around 1.1% of Tennessee's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,608 licensed practical nurses graduate from Tennessee's 26 LPN schools.

Top Schools

Tennessee Technology Center at Paris, which is located in Paris, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 101 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Tennessee Technology Center at Paris in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a LPN program is Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro, which is located in Murfreesboro. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. 21 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee with a LPN program is Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville, which is located in McMinnville. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville graduated 75 students from its LPN programs. Tuition at Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville was $0 per year.


The Tennessee LPN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

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

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

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Tennessee pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. 24,770 licensed practical nurses were working in Tennessee in 2010. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 5,620 licensed practical nurses
  2. Crittenden County - 4,420 licensed practical nurses
  3. Anderson County - 2,710 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 30,390 licensed practical nurses working in the Tennessee then.


A licensed practical nurse in Tennessee makes an average of $36,040 per year. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Tennessee had varying salaries from $22,620 to $48,980 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Tennessee counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Crittenden County - $40,870 per year
  2. Cannon County - $38,630 per year
  3. Christian County - $38,350 per year

The following counties in Tennessee have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bedford County - $32,430 per year
  2. Campbell County - $32,530 per year
  3. Hawkins County - $32,600 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Tennessee statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 24,770 $36,040 14.9%

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