LPN-RN Fast Track Nursing

About this Program

Associate of Applied Science


This program is in the Division of Nursing.

Program Faculty

Amy Johnson MSN, RN
Dean of Nursing
731-286-3398 (D)
731-475-3185 (JNC)

Christy Hamilton MSN, RN
Fast Track Instructor/Coordinator
Glover 154 - Dyersburg

Tammy Hines MSN, RN
Fast Track Instructor
Glover 156 - Dyersburg

Jackie Cherry (D)
Division Secretary

Robin Privett (D)
Division Secretary


DSCC Division of Nursing offers an LPN-RN Fast Track Nursing Program. This program is designed for students who are actively practicing as an LPN to attend while employed. Upon completion, a graduate will be equipped with the knowledge needed to assume the role of a registered nurse and succeed on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX- RN). The LPN-RN Fast Track is a one year program that begins in May and completes in May of the next year (three semesters). This program is located on the Dyersburg campus.

This program requires an application process:

The LPN-RN Fast Track Informational Packet contains information about the process. Review the new curriculum changes.

may 2017 LPN-rn Fast Track electronic application

The application deadline will be December 31, 2016.

About the ACE Admission Exam

  • Must be a licensed LPN to take exam
  • Must receive a score of 75% or higher
  • Non-refundable test fee.
  • Bring receipt and photo ID to test. Students who have not prepaid will not be permitted to test. 
  • Limited to two (2) attempts.
  • Exam MUST be taken by the December 31 application deadline.

National League of Nursing - Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) Test Dates

  • Testing dates will be posted at the end of August.
  • DSCC Division of Nursing has prepared ACE testing guidelines.
  • The Student Guide to the NLN Testing Portal provides additional useful information.

ACE Review Sessions

  • There will be no review sessions this test period. 
  • NLN has provided Nursing with the ACE Exam Study Guide to be used to prepare for the ACE exam.

Accreditations and Approvals:

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243