If you enjoy caring for people and are interested in a medical career, consider the high demand profession of Practical Nursing. Practical Nursing is a career with excellent earning potential and anticipated job growth. Practical Nurses play a vital role in patient care. Because they have daily interaction with patients, Practical Nurses provide medical care, patient teaching, and support from diagnosis to recovery.
Nursing classroom instruction and over 500 hours of hands-on clinical experience are provided under the supervision of the registered nurse faculty. In the TCAT Practical Nursing program, we demonstrate our commitment to our community through health fairs, blood drives, and school screens.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to write the State Board of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses may find employment in Private Hospitals, Physician Offices, Home Health Care, Assisted Living or Rehabilitation Centers, and Schools.
Special admission requirements apply. Schedule your admissions examination today. Call 423-744-2814.
• Nursing Fundamentals
• Medical Terminology
• Personal and Vocational Relations
• Anatomy and Physiology • Pharmacology and Administration of Medications • Maternal/Child Nursing
• Nutrition and Diet Therapy
• Medical-Surgical Nursing
• Gerontological Nursing
• Mental Health/Mental Illness
• Leadership Management
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
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1635 Technology Way
Athens, TN 37303
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 31,360
Current job openings per year: 4,490