Practical Nursing


TCAT-Newbern offers three (3) Practical Nursing programs to better suit the needs of potential students.  

  1. Union City Campus—12 month daytime Practical Nursing program that begins in May every year.
  2. Newbern Main Campus—12 month daytime Practical Nursing program that begins in September every year.
  3. Newbern Main Campus—18 month evening & weekend Practical Nursing program tailored to working individuals.  Class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings AND on Saturdays.  Please call 731-627-2511 to see when the next evening/weekend program begins.  



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,038.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,054.69
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Campus Locations

Union City Campus-Instructional Service Center
204 South 2nd Street
Union City, TN 38261
Main Campus
340 Washington St
Newbern, TN 38059

Job Duties

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 31,680

Current job openings per year: 1,320

Salary Range



Amanda Capps (Practical Nursing Instructor-Union City Campus)
Vicky Prater (Practical Nursing Instructor-Main Campus)
Erika Smith (Practical Nursing Instructor-Evening/Weekend program)

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