Full-time and part-time Practical Nursing programs are offered through TCAT-Paris. However, the part-time program is only available at the Paris campus.
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skill to enable them to become successful members of today's health care workforce. Students will be prepared for lifelong learning in order to meet the ever-changing challenges of the community and the state.
The program consists of classroom, laboratory time, and clinical practice. Students progress through selected learning experiences, correlating theory with practice under the guidance of qualified faculty. Career opportunities include work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, doctors' offices and industrial nursing.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
|Class Type||Day, Night|
Admission requirements include submitting a Practical Nursing application, attaining a minimum score of 70 in reading and math on the HESI A2 Assessment test, submitting a copy of high school or GED transcript, and providing proof of 2 immunizations for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and Varicella (chickenpox). Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will be invited to attend a group orientation meeting with the Allied Health Coordinator. Prior to enrollment, a health record (physician's exam report) and the criminal background check must be completed.
Program start dates vary by location:
- Paris full-time: January
- Camden full-time: May
- Dresden full-time: September
- Paris part-time: Every 20 months
8250 Hwy 22
Dresden, TN 38225
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242
152 North Forrest Avenue
Camden, TN 38320
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