Practical Nursing

About

The Practical nurse is an integral practitioner on the health care team who renders nursing within a legally defined role. Practical nurse education prepares persons for gainful employment regardless of age, sex, religion, color, race, national origin, or handicap. The education of practical nurses is provided with planned learning experience in a logical sequence.

The practical nursing curriculum includes both theory and supervised clinical experience which will enable students to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function within the scope of practical nursing.

Upon successful completion of this program, a diploma will be issued, and a graduate will be prepared to successfully pass the Nation Council Licensure Examination for practical nursing. Licensure of practical nurses is regulated by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony offense may be grounds for refusal by the Board to issue a license.

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 $3,948.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,334.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nursing Assistant432Certificate
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

  1. Passing scores on the entrance exam, Asset Test, or passing ACT scores (if student is 20 years or younger)
  2. Completed application form
  3. Completed physical job requirement form
  4. Copy of official high school transcript or GED (if applicable, any college transcripts)
  5. Three work references
  6. Certificate of immunization (TB skin test, tetanus, MMR’s(2), Varicella(2), and Hepatitis B

Campus Locations

Sevierville Instructional Service Center
2025 Red Bank Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
Greeneville Instructional Center Laughlin
1420 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN 37743
Tazewell Instructional Service Center
1325 Claiborne Street
Tazewell, TN 37879
Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094

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

$31,100
to
$38,700

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Basic Nursing
Fundamentals
Administration of Medications and Basic IV Therapy
A & P
Clinical I
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Pharmacology I
Mental Health
Medical and Surgical Nursing I
Maternity Health
Clinical II
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Clinical III
Advanced Professional Vocational Relations
Pediatric Nursing
Pharmacology II
Medical and Surgical Nursing II
Worker Characteristic

Instructors

Marty Gilbert
423-586-5771
Regina Norton
423-787-7011
Linda Pressnell
423-851-5219
Bette Seay
423-586-5771
Resa Yount
423-586-5772
Charlene Zills
423-586-5771

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