Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Practical Nursing Program?
The program is set up to take 12 months to complete. In addition, there are core classes that must be completed before getting into the program. The core classes can be completed at your own pace.
What is the TEAS Test?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) is a standardized, multiple choice exam for students entering into nursing school in the USA. It is often used to determine the ability of potential students to adjust to a nursing program. The test is created and administered by Assessment Technologies Institute.
Is there a study tool for the TEAS test?
The study guide and practice tests are available at atitesting.com.
Is the TEAS test score the only aspect that is evaluated during the selection process?
No. The TEAS scores are used along with other criteria from the Rating Scale.
How do I register for the TEAS test?
Visit TEAS Test - How to Sign Up
How many times can you take the TEAS test?
The highest score is used for consideration in selection.
ATI-TEAS may be taken no more than two times in a calendar year with 30 days between each attempt. No TEAS test accepted greater than 5 years old. The highest score is used for consideration in selection.
When are nursing students accepted?
Summer Semester in the odd years; spring and fall in the even years.
Where are the clinicals?
They can be anywhere. We use a variety of hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, etc.
When are clinicals?
It varies depending on the clinical site and course. Typically they are 2-3 days per week and are 8 to 12 hour days.
Are there additional requirements?
Yes. CPR/Health Care Provider Certification from American Heart Association.
Who do I contact if I have questions that have not been answered by this FAQ or on the Lanier Technical College website?
Contact the Lanier Technical College Office of Student Services at
770-533-7000 for questions about financial aid, admissions, or other generalized information.
For specific questions about the nursing program, contact:
Gail Adam - 770-533-6926
Gail Forrester - 770-533-6941
Allison Evans - 770-533-6940
Susan Amos 678-341-6602
Deborah Rigby 678-341-6632
Eileen MacDonald 678-341-6625