The Practical Nursing diploma is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a Practical Nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
If you are not a Current Lanier Tech Student, begin with Step 1.
If you are currently a Lanier Tech Student, begin with Step 4.
Grade verification will be made with the Registrar with all contingent applicants.
*Equivalent math courses include the following: Math 1113 (Pre- Calculus), Math 1131 (Calculus I)
*The following math courses will not be accepted: Math 1127 (Intro to Statistics), Math 1103 (Quantitative Skills and Reasoning), Math 1101 (Mathematical Modeling).
This program is eligible for the Pell Grant, HOPE Grant, WIOA, and may be eligible for Institutional and State Financial Aid.
Contact a Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility requirements and application materials at email@example.com.
There may be additional scholarship opportunities available. For more information, please visit https://www.laniertechfoundation.org/scholarships/
Immunizations (You may already have these completed, but you must be current throughout the entire program.) Please refer to the CDC website and your PCP/health dept to see if you need updates. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html
*Note: Program and licensure costs are estimated expenses based on current pricing. Immunization costs vary based on student’s individual health history. Costs are subject to change and are not all-inclusive.
After completion of program cost:
Estimated total program cost (includes all immunizations; does not include laptop): $10,155
Estimated total licensure testing cost: $290
Interested applicants must be accepted into Lanier Technical College prior to applying to the Practical Nursing Program.
The Hall Campus Practical Nursing Program admits 40 new students in the Fall. The program is only offered as full-time, day program.
Spring, Summer, and part-time cohorts are not available.
You may only apply to the Practical Nursing Program after attending a required information session and completing all pre-requisites.
Submit application, copy of TEAS score, and copies of additional active certificates/degrees in a single email to: PNapplications@laniertech.edu.
Application Submission Deadline: First Friday in June by noon
Dates for the Fall 2023 Cohort Information Sessions are available for registration. Information sessions are held virtually.
Attending an information session is required prior to applying to the Practical Nursing Program. Students may register at:
They can be anywhere. We use a variety of hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, etc.
The time varies depending on the clinical site and course. Typically they are 2-3 days per week and are 8 to 12 hour days.
Effective Summer 2021, the Practical Nursing program will only admit new cohorts at the Hall Campus in the Fall each year. Beginning Fall 2022, a cohort of 40 students will be accepted every year on the Hall Campus only.
“I wanted to do something that was interesting, meaningful, and feed my soul. Nursing has done all of that and more for me. I had several obstacles when I started the Practical Nursing Program at Lanier Technical College due to language barriers. I took ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to help overcome my language barrier. If I made, it you can too!” said Choi. 10/24/2020