Practical Nursing


Please be advised that all programs at TCAT Harriman are in the process of being revised, and this page will be updated as soon as possible. In the meantime, please call Student Services at 865-882-6703 for additional information.

The student practical nurse studies basic nursing skills and such related subjects as body  structure and function in wellness and illness, nutrition, pharmacology, obstetrics, and  psychology.  The clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical,  obstetric, and pediatric patients. Both classroom work and clinical experiences are such that upon completion of the course,  the graduate is eligible for written examination by the State Board of Nursing.  Licensed  practical nurses, who have passed their examination, usually work under the supervision of  the registered nurse, physician, or dentist.



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 $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,242.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Practical Nurse1296Diploma
Nursing Assistant432Certificate

Before You Apply, You Need to Know This:

  • You must pass the HESI admission exam before you may apply.
  • Deliver your completed application packet to the Student Services Department at TCAT-Harriman as soon as possible. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 7: 30 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Applicants must be capable of passing a physical examination by a licensed physician or other approved health care professional.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and national background check. Applicants will be notified by the school when these must be conducted .
  • Applicants must be able to pass a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) class and obtain a certification card.
  • Applicants must be able to provide an immunization record to both the Student Services office and the Nursing department..

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Campus Locations

Loudon County Instructional Service Center
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748

Job Duties

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 23,900

Current job openings per year: 2,250


First Trimester: 
Vocational Relations
Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Principles and Skills
Basic Pharmacology
Geriatric Nursing
Work Ethics
Second Trimester: 
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Pharmacology I
Mental Health
Work Ethics
Third Trimester: 
Medical Surgical Nursing II
Pharmacology II
Advanced Vocational Relations
Work Ethics


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