The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a 12-month program leading to a diploma in Practical Nursing and qualifying graduates to take the State Board of Nursing Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Nursing is the expression of an art based on scientific principles, which renders care to the individual, the family, and the community by the promotion of wellness, the prevention of disease, and the rehabilitation of the ill. Practical Nurses are integral members of the health care team. They possess the basic skills and understanding necessary to safely care for persons in situations relatively free from scientific complexity and to assist the registered nurse, doctor or dentist in more complex situations.
Licensure may be awarded by the State of Tennessee after satisfactorily meeting licensure requirements and obtaining a passing score on the NCLEX-PN exam. This exam is administered quarterly and is approved by the National Council on State Boards of Nursing. Individuals with previous criminal convictions may not be eligible for licensure.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
|Consumer Information||View Info|
- Program classes begin. Program start dates vary by location:
- Whiteville: May
- Brownsville: September
1685 Highway 64
PO Box 489
Whiteville, TN 38075
401 Morgan Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
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: 23,080
Current job openings per year: 1,210