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Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Ranked #1 in State

April 25, 2017

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program has been ranked #1 in the state by, a website dedicated to providing substantive information to prospective students who are considering a career in nursing. Georgia Piedmont’s practical nursing program achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) from 2012 through 2015, which was practical nursing org’s evaluation period.

“I congratulate the students who passed the NCLEX-PN exam and the four full-time faculty members who shepherded them through the curriculum and testing,” said Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. “Their success is our success.”

To determine Georgia Piedmont’s ranking, website officials analyzed 22 schools throughout Georgia that offer LPN programs. Of those, 10 were ranked by the officials.  Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s LPN program was ranked first, with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro placing second and Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta placing third. 

Practical uses several criteria to evaluate schools that offer LPN programs, but the school’s pass rate on the NCLEX-PN is weighted heavily.  The NCLEX-PN exam content is based on four categories: Safe and effective care environment; health promotion and maintenance; psycho-social integrity; and physiological integrity.

For more information regarding Georgia Piedmont’s Licensed Practical Nursing program, please contact Kaye Henry, program director, at 770-786-9522 ext. 5047 or       

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

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