The Practical Nursing student studies basic nursing skills and related subjects such as body structure and function, conditions of illness, nutrition, and medications. The clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric patients. The practical nurse works under the supervision of the registered nurse or physician or as an assistant of the professional nurse. Classroom work and clinical experiences provide the graduate, who has completed all of the necessary requirements, eligibility to take the State Board of Examination for Practical Nursing. The Hybrid Practical Nursing Program allows for more student scheduling flexibility with 51% of program studies completed on campus and 49% online. Hybrid Practical Nursing is not an online program. Students must attend classes on campus two days per week or participate in on-site clinical assignments two days per week.
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|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
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All Practical Nursing applicants must also complete prerequisite classes in Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Dosage Calculations for Nurses.
For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Trudy Kettenbach at 931-473-5587.
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241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110
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: 23,900
Current job openings per year: 2,250