Students in practical nursing study 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.
Students who successfully complete the first term will have earned the nursing assistant certificate as those competencies are mastered throughout the first term of the practical nursing program. Students who receive the nursing assistant certificate may sit for licensure with the state of Tennessee for Board certification.
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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 $50 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.
To schedule the HESI exam, please contact Susan McDonald at 615-374-2147 Ext 110
For math and reading practice test questions, please visit www.hesia2practicetest.com
The deadline for the September 2023 class is Monday, May 22, 2023. Applicants must submit a Spring 2023 online application for the Hartsville Campus, provide passing HESI scores, and complete the necessary documentation in the PN packet.
If you have any questions, please call Student Services at 615-374-2147 Ext 128
716 McMurry Blvd East
Hartsville, TN 37074
415 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087
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.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 25,620
Current job openings per year: 2,520