Practical Nursing

About

This program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The Nursing program prepares individuals to become members of a nursing team in hospitals, long term health care facilities, doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics, and home health care. Students are required to complete supervised clinical experiences in all areas of nursing care. Graduates will obtain a diploma in Practical Nursing and then be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing. Please contact Vickey Myatt at Vickey.Myatt@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5533 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing program. 

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE DOSAGE CALCULATION PRE-REQUISITE COURSE

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,821.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nursing1296Diploma

NEXT CLASS – November 2017 (Prerequisites) Only

Prior to receiving an application for the May 2018 Practical Nursing program, applicants are required to take and pass the pre-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The prerequisites will be offered starting November 2017. Upon successfully passing the prerequisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 2018 Practical Nursing program.

The first step to apply is to attend an Information Session. It is mandatory that you attend one of the following sessions to be eligible to enroll in the pre-requisites courses. The session will last approximately one hour. The following dates are available:

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus Only)       
  • Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus Only)

During the session, we will discuss class schedules for prerequisites, preregistration dates, fees, and other vital information pertaining to the Practical Nursing program.

The session will be held in the Douglas Henry Building, Room 229/231. Parking is available in the back of the campus. Please do not park in faculty/staff or visitor parking.

Due to new construction on our campus, parking is limited. We have a designated area for overflow parking at Nashville State Community College. The parking lot designated for our campus is located in the far back corner of their parking lot. Please do not park in any other area than what is designated for TCAT Nashville.

NOTE: Seats are limited to 75 people per session. In the event seats are filled, we will have a second session immediately following the first. The door will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. in order to start the meeting on time.

Please do not bring children to the meeting. For their safety, children are not allowed to sit in the breakroom unattended. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please contact Vickey Myatt at Vickey.Myatt@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5533 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing program. 

Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209

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: 23,080

Current job openings per year: 1,210

Salary Range

$34,600
to
$46,100

Instructors

Donna Ammons
(615) 425-5533
Thomas Greer
(615) 425-5533
Sherri Manners
(615) 425-5533
Theresa McBride
(615) 425-5533
Amiee Moore
(615) 425-5533
Lynne White
(615) 425-5533
Donna Schumacher
(615) 425-5533
Kanisha Ellies
(615) 425-5533

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