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Associate of Applied Science - LPN-RN Fast Track Nursing

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. It is a one year program that begins in May and completes in May of the following year (three semesters). This program is located on the Dyersburg campus. 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).

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

LPN-RN Fast Track Testing Information

 About The Admission Exam

  • Must be a licensed LPN to take exam
  • Must receive a score of 75% or higher
  • $60.00 non-refundable test fee. Testing/Review fees are paid in the Business Office. 
               (Test fees can no longer be paid over the phone.)
  • Bring receipt and photo ID to test. Students who have not prepaid will not be permitted to test. 
  • Limited to two (2) attempts.
  • An account MUST be created through National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Exam MUST be scheduled through Appointments Plus. 


                                       Scheduling the ACE Exam

Follow this link to create an NLN account and register in Appointments Plus.

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

Dyersburg -  Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center.

  • Deadline to pay for exam is Thursday, October 8.
  • There are 12 slots for this testing date.

JNC -  Monday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m. BMHC Academic #138.

  • Deadline to pay for exam is Thursday, October 15.
  • There are 15 slots for this testing date.

Dyersburg -  Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center.

  • Deadline to pay for exam is Monday, October 26.
  • There are 12 slots for this testing date.

***Students must create an NLN account, register in Appointments Plus and pay to take the ACE Exam prior to the deadline. Students who have not completed this process will not be allowed to test.

ACE Review Sessions - Each session will be approximately 3-4 hours in length and held the first of each month for a cost of $25.00. One review will be for testing during that month. There will no longer be a review session for each test date.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in BMHC Academic#136, JNC at Tipton Co.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Glover 103A, Dyersburg campus.

If you have questions regarding the review session, please contact Ms. Teresa Evans with Continuing Education at 731-286-3267.


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