Practical Nursing

About

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 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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,143.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,521.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

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.

Schedule HESI entrance exam and pay fee as soon as possible or submit acceptable ACT score of 19 in reading and 19 in math. The HESI entrance exam is $40.00 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 $40 payment.  You will then have to pay $40 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)

Campus Locations

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

Job Duties

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 23,900

Current job openings per year: 2,250

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Basic Nursing (Prof Vocational Relations Nutrition Geriatrics)
Fundamentals
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

Certifications

Tennessee Board of Nursing – Approved

Instructors

Tobie Adair
931-424-2961
Amy Key
931-424-2435

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