The practical nursing program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been named one of the best in the state by GPTC ranked fourth among the 21 community, technical, and private schools surveyed. reviews first-time pass rates of the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing), which is used by state boards of nursing around the country for testing proficiency and granting licensure. The pass rates were analyzed going back to the most recent data available up to five years. If schools had the same overall pass rates after being ranked, other aspects of the program were considered including the number of students taking the NCLEX-PN and the number of years data was available. Georgia Piedmont’s practical nursing program scored a 97.40 out of a possible 100. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the metro Atlanta area is about $44,000 annually. For more information on the practical nursing diploma program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, call 404.297.9522 ext. 5007 or email


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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is a student-centered institution that prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. GPTC’s graduation rate for academic year 2019, as reported by the Technical College System of Georgia, was more than 70 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 92.2 percent in-field job placement rate and a total placement rate of 99.8 percent. Georgia Piedmont Tech’s Adult Education program for high school equivalency test preparation and English as a Second Language classes is one of the largest in the state. The College has seven learning centers in DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties and also specializes in customized business and industry training and workforce development through its Economic Development and Continuing Education division. Learn more at