Jul 19, 2024  
2009-2010 CATALOG 

Practical Nursing (LPN)

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Technical Diploma

This three-semester program provides theoretical knowl edge and clinical experiences needed for practical nursing. The graduate is eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Individuals who have been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation could be ineligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee, even though they have successfully completed a nursing program.

A class of 40 students is admitted in the fall and spring semesters.

Additional Admission Procedures

Additional admission procedures are required for this program. Applications are available all year on a first-requested basis. Please contact the program office.

(423) 697-4447


Additional expenses include nursing textbooks, liability insurance, student uniform, achievement tests, school pin, state board examination and other supplies.


A minimum grade of “B” is required for retention and progression in the program. Students failing to meet this standard will not earn clock hours toward graduation and will be suspended from the program.

Career Opportunities

Doctor’s office, home health care agencies, hospital, long-term care facility, nursing homes

Summary of Required Hours




Total Clock Hours: 1357

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