Practical Nursing


The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare students through classroom and clinical training to be productive members of the healthcare team. A high school diploma or HiSet/GED is required. Applicants should have good mental and physical health, high morals, ethical standards, and an interest and aptitude for the occupation of nursing. The length of the course is approximately 12 months. Completion of the program results in a Practical Nursing Diploma. Applicants of this program should be aware that a mandatory criminal background and drug screening will be required. All applicants must pass the HESI Exam with the minimum requirement to be considered for acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program. Applications for this program are taken at different times during the year. Please contact the school for the next enrollment dates.

PN day classes will start September 5, 2023.









Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,308.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,754.28

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid Certificate324Certificate
Practical Nursing (LPN)1296Diploma

Prospective applicants should complete the following steps:

Submit the online application to TCAT-Pulaski.  You will need to come in the office for additional paperwork and to return your packet. ACT scores or Entrance exam scores are to be included in the packet.

Pay for and schedule HESI entrance exam or submit acceptable ACT score of 19 in reading and 19 in math. The HESI entrance exam is $50.00 and must be paid in order to reserve a spot. This fee is non-refundable. After paying and scheduling, you will be given a reminder sheet with your time and date for the test.  If you are a no show for your scheduled test time, you forfeit the $50 payment.  You will then have to pay $50 and reschedule the exam.

  • Signed Release of Information
  • Copy of High School Diploma/GED or Transcript
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Military Experience(s)

Shots needed:  These must be up-to-date:

You must provide proof of:

  • 2 MMR and 2 Varicella immunizations/titers
  • T.B. Skin Test               
  • Hepatitis B Immunizations               
  • Flu Vaccination               
  • Tetanus 











Campus Locations

Main Campus
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Basic Nursing (Prof Vocational Relations Nutrition Geriatrics)
Administration of Medications and Basic IV Therapy
Anatomy & Physiology
Clinical I
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Pharmacology I
Mental Health
Medical & Surgical Nursing I
Maternity Health
Clinical II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Clinical III
Advanced Professional Vocational Relations
Pediatric Nursing
Pharmacology II
Medical and Surgical Nursing II


Tennessee Board of Nursing – Approved

Books and Supplies Lists


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