Practical Nursing


The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide technical training to prepare members of the community and surrounding areas to become compe­tent providers of health care in hospitals, clinics, long-term health care facilities, and related industries. The program provides formal classroom instructions, active clinical participation, and skill lab demonstrations.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $7,084.69
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,892.15

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Practical Nurse1296Diploma

Complete application on TCAT’S Website, submit a complete practical nursing application, official high school transcript or HSE, must be 18 years old at start of class, have passed the HESI admission test with a minimum score requirement 70% in Math, Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking within the past two years. Attend mandatory orientation. Provide proof of required immunization, TB skin test and Flu shot, physical examination.

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Shatrina Taylor at (901) 543-6927.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Nursing (Prof Voc Relations Nutrition Geriatrics)
Administration of Medications and Basic IV Therapy
Clinical I
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Pharmacology I
Mental Health
Medical & Surgical Nursing I
Maternity Health
Clinical II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Clinical III
Advanced Professional Vocational Relations
Pediatric Nursing
Pharmacology II
Medical and Surgical Nursing II

Books and Supplies Lists


Tennessee Board of Nursing – Approved


Tarunda Williams
Laquinta Townsend
Charnece Brown
Trina Hall

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