A Practical Nurse cares for ill, injured, convalescing or disabled persons in hospitals, clinics, private homes, mental health facilities, or similar health care settings. Some skills required of a practical nurse are: taking a patient’s vital signs, preparing a patient for surgery, assisting with examinations or diagnostic testing and clinical competencies such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, oxygen, assisting a patient with personal hygiene and nutrition, administering prescribed medication and maintaining a clean and healthy patient environment. Upon completion of this course a student will be prepared for entrance into one of the many challenging and profitable areas of nursing, like home health, hospitals, doctor’s clinics, or nursing homes
The program qualifies the graduate to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination. Licensure (L.P.N.) may be awarded to qualified applicants by the Tennessee Board of Nursing after obtaining a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
CNA to LPN Practical Nursing Program Begins Fall 2020 (One-Time Only Class)
This class will be 18 months in length and meet Monday through Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (clinical times may vary). The evening/weekend class will begin on September 1, 2020. The deadline for submitting paperwork is July 15, 2020.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Must obtain a minimum score of 70 on the HESI exam
Must submit evidence of a recent physical examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner with appropriate immunizations
Successful completion and submission of Practical Nursing packet
HESI Test Dates
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
6514 Hwy 412S
Bells, TN 38006
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