Practical Nursing


The Practical Nursing day program is a 12-month diploma program, which consists of a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. These experiences expose the student to the wide variety of tasks and responsibilities required of today’s practical nurse. The program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.  Graduates will obtain a diploma in Practical Nursing and may then be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) used to obtain nursing licensure in Tennessee. 

The Practical Nursing day program is a full-time program and is a 12 month diploma program. Class meets Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. Clinical schedules will be discussed during the general information session. 

The Practical Nursing evening program is a part-time program and is a 16 month diploma program and meets Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 9:45 pm. 









Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,044.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

New students enroll every term as space is available.

The Practical Nursing day program meets Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. 

The Practical Nursing evening program is a part-time program and is a 16 month diploma program and meets Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 9:45 pm.

The application procedure for this program is very strict.  It begins with registering to take the HESI entrance test.  Failure to pass the test or complete any application step on the specified schedule may result in disqualification.  Admission is open to all adults who complete the following:

Submit a completed application packet which includes:

Application for Enrollment

Copy of high school or GED transcript (special education diploma does not qualify)

Proof of Immunization for Mumps Measels and Rubella and Varicella

Copy of current passing HESI scores

The applicant’s name will appear on the admission list on a first come, first served basis.  Names will appear on the admission list  AFTER the completed application packet is submitted. Once the completed application packet is submitted, an appointment is made for the applicant to attend a general information session.  During this session, applicants will complete orientation (both program and admissions).

A mandatory General Information Session will be held for all applicants wishing to start a practical nursing class. This information session includes discussions led by the nursing coordinator and financial aid coordinator.  Applicants will receive information regarding additional documentation required before starting school; costs sheets for books, equipment and supplies; and information regarding financial aid.  This is a great time to ask questions.  Admission lists will appear on the website after final interviews are complete.

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact 931-484-7502 ext. 125.

Admission to the Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs is open to all adults who meet the following criteria for enrollment:

1. Pass an entrance test.
2. Submit application packet during designated time. The application packets include Application (submit on-line) for Enrollment, high school (special education will not qualify) or high school equivalency transcript and immunization record with proof of 2 Mumps Measels and Rubella (if born after 1957) and 2 varicella (if born after 1980) or exemptions. Also, nursing applicants must furnish three letters of recommendation, current physical, and additional immunizations which include hepatitis B series, current TB skin test and tetanus.
3. Participate in a General Information Session.
4. Furnish additional documents to include background check, proof of immunization, flu vaccine (clinical sight requirement), and physical examination. Surgical Tech and Practical Nursing students must pass a physical exam prior to the first day of class.
5. Interview with instructors upon request.

Warning!  Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement (a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employment. 

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555


First Trimester: 
LPN 0001 Worker Characteristic
LPN 1010 Basic Nursing Principles
LPN 1020 Fundamentals of Nursing
LPN 1030 Administer of Medication & Basic IV Theory
LPN 1040 Anatomy and Physiology
LPN 1050 Clinical I
Nurse Aid - Certificate 432 Hours
Second Trimester: 
LPN 0002 Worker Characteristic
LPN 2010 Pharmacology I
LPN 2020 Mental Health
LPN 2030 Medical & Surgical Nursing I
LPN 2040 Maternity Health
LPN 2050 Clinical II
Third Trimester: 
LPN 0003 Worker Characteristic
LPN 3010 Clinical III
LPN 3020 Advanced Professional Vocational Relations
LPN 3030 Pediatric Nursing
LPN 3040 Pharmacology II
LPN 3050 Medical & Surgical Nursing II
Practical Nursing - Diploma 1296


Elaine Potter
Elaine Potter
Cynthia Tompkins
Amanda Loeffler

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