Practical Nursing - Main Campus


Students may contact the nursing office for information on the pre-requisite courses that will begin in May 2020 by calling Marsha Nikahd at 615-630-4640 or emailing at or by emailing Vickey Myatt at


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 email (615) 425-5533 or Marsha Nikahd at email Phone 615-425-5556 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing program.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,686.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,750.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nursing1296Diploma

Pre-Requisites Information

Prior to receiving an application for the September 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 May 2020.  Upon successfully passing the pre-requisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the September 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

Students may contact the nursing office for information on the pre-requisite courses that will begin in May 2020 by emailing or

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. In case of inclement weather, contact the school to see if open.

Portland Campus

Students may contact the nursing office for information on the pre-requisite courses that will begin in May 2020 by emailing or

Portland Campus located at 602 S. Broadway – Portland, TN.

Please do not bring children to the meeting.


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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: 23,900

Current job openings per year: 2,250


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


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
Lisa Newton

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