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.

Prior to receiving an application for the January 2020 Practical Nursing program or the Hybrid Pratical Nursing program that begins September 2019, applicants are required to complete the prerequisite courses for Dosage Calculation and Anatomy and Physiology

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 $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,715.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nursing1296Diploma

Prior to receiving an application for the January 2020 Practical Nursing program, applicants are required to take and pass the pre-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The pre-requisites will be offered starting July 2019.  Upon successfully passing the pre-requisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the January 2020 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:

Nashville Campus - 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN  37209

                         Monday, February 11, 2019     @ 10:00 a.m.

                         Monday, March 18, 2019         @ 10:00 a.m.      

                         Monday, April 8, 2019              @ 10:00 a.m.

                         Monday, May 20, 2019             @ 10:00 a.m.

Portland Campus - 602 South Broadway, Portland TN 37148             

                        Tuesday,  March 3, 2019           @ 9:00 a.m.

                        Tuesday,  April 9, 2019              @ 9:00 a.m.

                        Tuesday,  May 21, 2019             @ 9:00 a.m.

During the session, we will discuss class schedules for pre-requisites, pre-registration dates, fees, and other vital information pertaining to the Practical Nursing program.

Nashville campus - The session will be held in the Douglas Henry Building, Room 229/231. Parking is available in the back of the campus.

Doors will close promptly at scheduled time of meeting. You will be required to attend the next meeting if you arrive after the doors have closed.              

Nashville sessions 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.

Portland sessions will be held at 602 South Broadway, Portland Tennessee.  For directions or parking information for sessions at the Portland campus call 615-325-5575.

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 Shirley Bailey-DeVane at Shirley.Devane@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5534 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing prerequisites.

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

Basic Math Review Letter

Basic Math Review Sheet

Basic Math Review Answer Sheet

Campus Locations

Portland Campus
602 South Broadway
Portland, TN 37148
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: 23,900

Current job openings per year: 2,250

Certifications

Tennessee Board of Nursing – Approved
Certified Nursing Assistant (after 60 clinical hours in 2nd trimester)

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
Tanya Nelson
(615) 306-9975/(615) 325-5575
Wendy Regen
615-325-5575/615-630-4631

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