Practical Nursing Evening


The mission of the Practical Nursing program is to prepare students through classroom and clinical training to be productive members of the healthcare team.  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 16 months. Completion of the program results in a practical nursing diploma. Applicants should be aware of a mandatory criminal background and drug screening that is required. All applicants must take and pass the HESI exam with the minimum requirement to considered for acceptance into the program.  The HESI exam is $50.00.


Please note the revised letter in the pdf below concerning deadline dates and the background checks needed!!



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type
Total Tuition/Fees $5,212.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,542.28

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Licensed Practical NurseDiploma

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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)






Campus Locations

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


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Basic Nursing Principles
Anatomy & Physiology
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Administration of Meds
Pharmacology I
Pharmacology II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Mental Health Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Maternity Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Advanced Vocational Relationships

Books and Supplies Lists


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