Practical Nursing

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,880.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

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.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327

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

$31,400
to
$38,300

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Vocational relationships
Basic Science - Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition & Diet Therapy
Nursing Principles & Skills
Pharmacology & Administration of Medication
Geriatrics Nursing
Medical Surgical Clinical I
Second Trimester: 
Basic IV Therapy
Medical Surgical Nursing
MedicalSurgical Clinical II
Third Trimester: 
Medical Surgical Clinical III
Maternal Child Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Advanced Voc. Relations

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Teena Jenkins
Teena Jenkins
731-632-3393

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