Certified Medical Assistant to Practical Nursing Bridge


The Certified Medical Assistant to Practical Nursing Bridge Program provides the theory and skills necessary to perform as an entry level practical nurse upon successful program completion. Instruction is provided through classroom lecture and discussion, laboratory demonstrations and practice, and clinical assignments at hospitals and long term care facilities. Through clinical rotations, students are exposed to the care of persons in a variety of settings such as: medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetrical and geriatric. Progressing from simple to complex, clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for the practice of nursing and for providing the foundation for continuing personal and professional growth.  The practical nursing student must complete the prescribed course of study and clinical experience and then pass the national licensure examination (NCLEX) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,080
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,449.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,130.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Practical Nursing1080Diploma

To apply for the Certified Medical Assistant to Practical Nursing Bridge program, applicants must submit all general admissions requirements, Practical Nursing program specific requirements (including but not limited to current CMA or CCMA certification, regular high school diploma or equivalent, being at least 18 years of age, and passing the HESI Entrance Exam), and any documents for points by the published deadline to be considered for the class. Acceptance is competitive and is based on a point system. Completion of admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

Schedule the HESI exam through our website by accessing the Quick Links option in the upper right corner. If you need additional assistance, contact TCAT Jackson’s Testing Center at 731-424-0691, ext. 110.  

Campus Locations

Whiteville Branch Campus
1685 Highway 64
PO Box 489
Whiteville, TN 38075


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