Practical Nursing


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.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,038.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,560.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Pratical Nursing1296Diploma

Regular High School Diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, obtain 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. 

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

    Henderson/Chester County Instructional Service Center
    1449 White Avenue
    Henderson, TN 38340
    Main Campus
    2468 Technology Center Dr.
    Jackson, TN 38301
    Humboldt Higher Education Instructional Service Center
    1751 Main Street
    Humboldt, TN 38343
    Lexington Extension Campus
    230 S. Broad Street
    Lexington, TN 38351

    Job Duties

    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.

    Job Outlook

    Bright Outlook: Yes

    Currently employed in the area: 23,080

    Current job openings per year: 1,210

    Salary Range



    Rhonda Moses, BSN, RN
    Paula Terry, MSN, RN

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