The Jackson Regional Practical Nursing 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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
Regular High School Diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, obtain a minimum score of 70 percent in Reading and Math on the HESI exam. The HESI exam must be taken and passed prior to receiving an application packet for the program. Classes are formed based on the highest HESI exam scores. The critical thinking portion of the HESI exam is required and is used as a tie-breaker for students who achieve the same total reading and math score.
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.
|Class||Campus Location||Start Date||Last Day to Apply|
|Surgical Technology||Jackson||September||May 28th|
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351
1449 White Avenue
Henderson, TN 38340
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
1751 Main Street
Humboldt, TN 38343
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