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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
Prior to receiving an application for the May 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 October 2019. Upon successfully passing the pre-requisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 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-requisite courses. The session will last approximately one hour. The following dates are available:
Nashville Campus - 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209
Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
Portland Campus - 602 South Broadway, Portland TN 37148
Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 2:30 a.m.
Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 p.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 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 spaces that are marked faculty/staff parking. The door will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. in order to start the meeting on time.
NOTE: Seats are limited to 75 people per session. If all seats are filled, we will have a second session immediately following the first. 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. `
Portland Campus – The 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.
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
602 South Broadway
Portland, TN 37148
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.
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