Starting in January 2023, Students will have the option to apply to the On-Ground Class or to the Hybrid class.
This will be a blended classroom of both Hybrid and On-Ground students.
On-ground students will meet Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the TCAT McMinnville campus.
Hybrid students' schedules are outlined below.
The Hybrid Practical Nursing program is one year in length and covers the same curriculum as the on-ground Practical Nursing program. Students attend classes on-ground on Mondays and Wednesday or attend clinicals at designated sites. As a Hybrid program, a portion of the courses are covered online. Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays are spent completing six hours of work each day online. Students are required to adhere to an asynchronous schedule that includes scheduled testing dates and times. While there is some flexibility in performing course requirements, students are expected to work within the expectations of the asynchronous model. The total program commitment is 30 hours per week. This does not include homework and study time required to prepare for exams. Students choosing to register for the Hybrid Practical Nursing program need to have strong computer skills, the ability to manage their time well, be strong independent learners, and be accountable for course material deadlines.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
All Practical Nursing applicants must also complete prerequisite classes in Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Dosage Calculations for Nurses.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: If you are accepted into the Practical Nursing program, you will be required to have a background check completed prior to clinical rotations.
The cost of the background checks is not covered in the Tuition or by financial aid.
Students who have been CONVICTED OF A CRIME, may not be permitted to attend clinicals. If you are not allowed to take the clinical portion, you will not be able to complete the program requirements.
*Discloser: Please be advised that some convictions could prohibit nursing students from sitting for the National Council of Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Kimberly Rymer at 931-473-5587.
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