The primary purpose of the Practical nursing (PN) program is to provide classroom and clinical learning experiences which enable graduates of the program to obtain the basic competencies needed to secure licensure and become gainfully employed. Clinical experience is conducted in area facilities.
Following successful completion of the PN program, graduates will take a nationally standardized exam, the NCLEX-PN leading to licensure as a licensed practical nurse, LPN. (TN Code Annotated, Individuals with certain criminal histories may not be eligible for licensure.)
Practical Nursing admission is not automatic, even though the applicant may be otherwise academically qualified.
IMPORTANT Enrollment Information
Those who possess a High School Diploma or a G.E.D., are at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, and obtain a passing score on the HESI (Health Educational Systems Inc) Entrance Exam or obtain a 19 on all sub-parts of the ACT college entrance test within the past two years may apply for admission. Classes are formed on a yearly basis and filled with those who successfully complete the screening process. This is a full-time program that consists of 1,296 hours and a diploma award. The classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (meeting times for the clinical portion may vary.)
PN Program Approximate Timeline
The application process begins with a MANDATORY Information Session scheduled in March each year.
Practical nursing enrollment packets including information and application available for pick up on campus, the dates will be made available during the informational meeting.
Applications are due in June of each year.
Notification of students accepted into the program in August.
Classes begin in September each year.
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327
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: 23,080
Current job openings per year: 1,210