A Practical Nurse cares for ill, injured, convalescing or disabled persons in hospitals, clinics, private homes, mental health facilities, or similar health care settings. Some skills required of a practical nurse are: taking a patient’s vital signs, preparing a patient for surgery, assisting with examinations or diagnostic testing and clinical competencies such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, oxygen, assisting a patient with personal hygiene and nutrition, administering prescribed medication and maintaining a clean and healthy patient environment. Upon completion of this course a student will be prepared for entrance into one of the many challenging and profitable areas of nursing, like home health, hospitals, doctor’s clinics, or nursing homes
The program qualifies the graduate to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination. Licensure (L.P.N.) may be awarded to qualified applicants by the Tennessee Board of Nursing after obtaining a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
Pass the HESI Exam with a minimum score of 70% on both the Math and Reading Comprehension Components.
2023 Nursing Information
Jackson Regional Practical Nursing Program is excited to offer Practical Nursing Day Programs on the Newbern, Covington, and Ripley Campuses for Fall 2023.
The deadline to submit paperwork for the Fall 2023 Day Class is July 21, 2023.
HESI Test Dates
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019