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.

The application deadline for May 2017 has passed. Applications for May 2018 will be posted by August 1, 2017.

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

  • There will be two testing periods for the ACE Exam. April and May with test dates posted in March. November and December with test dates posted in October
  • DSCC Division of Nursing has prepared ACE testing guidelines. Please read the testing guidelines carefully.
  • The Student Guide to the NLN Testing Portal provides additional useful information.

ACE Review Sessions

  • The Division of Nursing and the Continuing Education Department have scheduled an ACE Review Session for those testing during April and May.
    Review:           April 17 @ 5:00 p.m.
                            3 hour review
                            Glover 204
                            $25.00 cost for review

    Students can access the payment process for the review at the link below.


    * A review session for those testing in November and December will be posted at a later date.

  • If you are unable to attend the review sessions, 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