Practical Nursing

About

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. 

Also, potential students must pass two prerequisite classes:  Nursing Math and Anatomy and Physiology.

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,563.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,615.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

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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Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110

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

$30,300
to
$38,500

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Orientation/PVR
Nursing Principles and Skills
Intravenous Therapy
Medical Administration
Medical/Surgical Nursing I
Second Trimester: 
Nutrition
Mental Health Nursing
Obstetrical Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing II
Related Clinicals
Third Trimester: 
Pediatric Nursing
Advanced PVR
Medical/Surgical Nursing II (cont)
Related Clinicals

Instructors

Tara Roberts
931-473-5587
Trudy Kettenbach
931-473-5587
Jennifer Greenwell
(931) 473-5587

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