|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
Practical Nursing classes are offered at the Dickson, Clarksville, and Franklin campuses.
TCAT Dickson will be hosting information sessions for Fall 2022 enrollment. Prospective students should plan to attend an information session. Applicants may attend an information session on either campus.
May 24 in Franklin at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
Program start dates vary by location:
The Dickson campus begins nursing classes every January, May, and September.
The Clarksville campus begins a nursing class each September. An evening class is expected to start in May 2022.
The Franklin campus begins a nursing class each September.
*Classes without sufficient enrollment may be cancelled.
Practical Nursing applicants:
Complete an online application for TCAT Dickson Practical Nursing. You may apply to more than one campus. Applications expire after one year.
Additional application requirements for Practical Nursing:
January admissions – All application documents must be received by November 1.
May admissions – All application documents must be received by March 1.
September admissions – All application documents must be received by July 1.
An official high school transcript or equivalent. The transcript should be mailed directly from your school system to TCAT Dickson, Attn: Sherry LaRose-Bowman. Foreign transcripts will require evaluation from a credentialing service to verify US equivalency.
Three current references. Click here for the reference form: TCAT Reference Form.pdf
Proof of immunity to MMR and Varicella. Immunization records must show two doses of each vaccine, or the applicant must provide proof of positive titer levels.
Completion of the HESI Admission Assessment, math and reading sections. Minimum scores are 70 in each section.
For questions about outstanding admissions requirements, please contact Sherry La-Rose Bowman at email@example.com.
HESI Admission Assessment Information
HESI testing slots are limited. Applicants will have an opportunity to schedule testing at the information session. The test fee must be paid when scheduling to reserve your spot. The HESI Admission Assessment costs $40, which must be paid in cash. The HESI test fee is nonrefundable.
May 25, June 22, June 29 in Dickson at 9 AM
May 20, May 27 June 17, June 24 in Clarksville at 9 AM
Please arrive early for HESI testing. Tests begin promptly as scheduled and there will be no late admittance.
HESI retesting policy: Applicants must wait a minimum of 30 days before retesting. Applicants may only retest once per trimester.
Achieving the minimum scores on the exam does not guarantee admission. Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is highly competitive, and only a select number of students are enrolled in each class. Nursing applicants with a complete application are ranked based on scores on the entrance exam.
For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Stephanie Murphy, Health Careers Coordinator, at 615-441-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
118 Seaboard Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040