Are You Ready To Begin Your Career in Healthcare?

Learn the fundamentals of nursing and build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to embark on a career in Nursing

Tennessee Health Careers, LLC Nursing Assistant Training Program has educated and graduated over 3500 competent, confident and compassionate nursing assistants who proudly serve the ill, disabled and elderly in our community. Our graduates are working in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities and with home care agencies. Many of our graduates go on to become Licensed practical nurses and Registered nurses or choose other healthcare careers.

Tennessee Health Careers, LLC is an approved Nursing Assistant Training program with the Tennessee Department of Health. We are also authorized to operate as a post-secondary institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Our mission is to educate competent, confident and compassionate nursing assistants who will serve our community proudly.

Our Nursing Assistant program offers 60 hours of theory and 50 hours of practical hands-on experience. Students are taught by experienced Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses, approved by the State of TN to teach. We provide the student with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, preparing them not only for employment but also as a pre-requisite for a Nursing Program or other healthcare program.


Students will learn about healthcare facilities and the role of nursing assistant, healthcare law & ethics, Communication, the nursing process, infection control principles, the basics of anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, the ageing process, acute and chronic conditions, mental health, how to care for patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Students will learn basic practical skills such as how to give a bed bath, how to safely move patients, how to assist patients with mobility, how to assist with proper nutrition and hydration, how to take accurate vital signs, and more.


Recognizing the need for competent, confident and compassionate caregivers, Shelly Ling, RN founder and Cheryl Hooton, RN Director created our Nursing Assistant Program and opened Tennessee Health Careers, LLC doors in 2006.

We started in a small building with one classroom in Clarksville, TN. Within one year the school was growing and enrollments increasing.

In 2010 Shelly Ling sold Tennessee Health Careers to Cheryl Hooton, RN who is the current owner and operating manager of the school. Our school has built its reputation on integrity. Our students are important to us.  Our desire is to see each of our students become successful graduates, but more importantly, we want them to be successful caring and compassionate caregivers for a well deserving population who needs them.

Find out how you can get your training started today.