Practical Nursing

About

The student practical nurse studies basic nursing skills and such related subjects as body  structure and function in wellness and illness, nutrition, pharmacology, obstetrics, and  psychology.  The clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical,  obstetric, and pediatric patients. Both classroom work and clinical experiences are such that upon completion of the course,  the graduate is eligible for written examination by the State Board of Nursing.  Licensed  practical nurses, who have passed their examination, usually work under the supervision of  the registered nurse, physician, or dentist.

TCAT does not have a Nursing Assistant program. Students who withdraw before completing the entire Practical Nursing diploma are eligible to receive a Nursing Assistant certificate if all first trimester work is completed and passed. A Nursing Assistant graduate then must pass the state licensure test.

 

 

 

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,948.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,900.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

Those interested in seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville MUST first successfully pass the HESI exam. The cost is $40 The test is scheduled to be given at various times.

NOTE: This is a timed exam. There is 2.5 hours for the exam. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to prepare.

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Susan McDonald or Sheila Anderson at 615-374-2147.

For math and reading practice test questions, please visit  www.hesia2practicetest.com

The deadline for the  Fall 2019 Practical Nursing program is April 19, 2019.

 

Campus Locations

Wilson County Campus
415 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087
Main Campus
716 McMurry Blvd East
Hartsville, TN 37074

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

Certifications

Tennessee Board of Nursing – Approved

Instructors

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