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President Dwight Murphy is pleased to announce that Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Oneida/Huntsville’s Appalachian Regional Practical Nursing program (which also includes the PN program at TCAT – Jacksboro) has ranked fourth in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac for 2020.  This ranking is based on pass rates among 1st time test takers. Appalachian Regional Practical Nursing Coordinator Rae Ellis comments, “Our overall score was 93.1%. This was the annual Board passage rate from 2009-2018 based on first attempt test takers. Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Oneida/Huntsville offers a high quality nursing program and I am very pleased with our graduates. As a nursing coordinator, I feel very honored to work with such a dedicated and qualified nursing faculty. This ranking directly reflects on the dedication and hard work of current faculty, as well as previous instructors from that 9 year time frame, which include Sue Dourm, Robin Reed, and Phylis Jeffers. This accomplishment could also not have been achievable without our tremendous clinical sites for their support and the dedication of our adjunct faculty.” The Practical Nursing program is a year-long course consisting of 1296 clock hours. Currently, there is one class per year. If you are interested in a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, please contact TCAT – Oneida/Huntsville’s Student Services Coordinator Jennifer Trammell at 423-663-4900 to discuss the Practical Nursing program or visit the College’s website at for more information.


Picture caption: (L to R) Practical Nursing Instructor Amy Reagan, Practical Nursing Coordinator Rae Ellis, and Practical Nursing Instructor Jade Kidd.