Practical Nursing


This twelve-month course leads to a satisfying and well-paying career in the health care field. The practical nurse works with the registered nurse and doctor in caring for the sick or injured. The course combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. Instruction covers Vocational Relationships, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Nursing Principles and Skills, Maternity, and Pediatrics as well as disease processes. In the clinical area, students are supervised by a clinical instructor while they care for medical, surgical, obstetric and pediatric patients in addition to administering medications. Upon satisfactory completion of the Practical Nursing (LPN) program, the graduate is able to take the state board of nursing examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. This program is offered at the main campus at 355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee and offers both day and evening programs.

PN Day Program Schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,419.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,518.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aide432Certificate
Practical Nursing1296Diploma

Admission Requirements:

Complete and submit the Practical Nursing Application for Enrollment.
Meet the minimum qualifications on the HESI Test.
Submit evidence of a high school diploma, GED, or Hi-SET.
Submit evidence of American Heart Association CPR certification.
Submit three work references or character references.
Submit a health record (physician’s examination report) and immunization records.
Attend a mandatory orientation session.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Licensure Requirements:

Applicant must have completed twelfth grade or have received a GED or Hi-SET.
Applicant must have satisfactorily completed a Practical Nursing program.
School must recommend its graduates as to health, general, and practical nursing education.
Applicant must pass NCLEX to be licensed.
Students are subject to alcohol and drug testing in connection with participation in clinical settings. (See Practical Nurse Handbook for more details.)
Applicant must have a criminal background check completed six (6) months prior to applying for licensure.

Clinical Sites for Practical Nurses:

Mountain People’s Health Clinics
Oneida Nursing and Rehabilitation Center   
Methodist Medical Center/Covenant Health     
Deaconess Home Health                                  
Quality Home Health                                         
Huntsville Manor Nursing & Rehab.                 
STAND Program—Scott County                   
Scott County Schools                                       
Dr. Dilip Joshi’s Office                                      
Scott County Health Department (TN Dept. of Health)
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Quality Home Health, Jamestown
Healthy Life Medical Clinic
Signature HealthCare, Fentress Co.
Amedysis Home Health, Jamestown
Fentress County School System
Grace Primary Care
Pioneer Family Medical Clinic

Campus Locations

Main Campus
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756
Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute
701 North Main Street
PO Box 70
Jamestown, TN 38556


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
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

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