Practical Nursing


 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).


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,308.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,788.65

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

​​2023 Nursing Information

Jackson Regional Practical Nursing Program is excited to offer Practical Nursing Day Programs on the Newbern, Covington, and Ripley Campuses for Fall 2023.

The deadline to submit paperwork for the Fall 2023 Day Class is July 21, 2023.


Conversions Review.pdf

Math Rules Review.pdf

HESI Admission Exam .pdf

Campus Locations

Ripley Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
Bells Campus
6514 Hwy 412S
Bells, TN 38006


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Nursing
Administer of Meds & Basic IV
Clinical I
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Mental Health
Medical & Surgical Nursing I
Maternity Health
Clinical II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Clinical III
Adv Prof Vocational Relations
Pediatric Nursing
Pharmacology II
Medical & Surgical Nursing II


Leticia Harris, B.S.N.
Bridgette Cobb, B.S.N.
Candace Stallings, B.S.N.
Christy Bailey, A.S.N.

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