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About the Program

Semester Schedule

  • New cohorts of students start in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of each year
  • Comprised of four 15 week semesters
  • Core coursework can be completed in as little as 16 months

Program Prerequisites

  • An Associate degree or diploma in Nursing.
  • A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or a compact Multi-State license. Student should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Manage nursing care which is competent and culturally sensitive.
  • Promote, maintain, or restore health for clients of all ages and with diverse needs.
  • Apply core nursing competencies of assessment and therapeutic intervention, communication, critical thinking, human caring, teaching, management and leadership, and knowledge integration from the arts and sciences, nursing and related health sciences.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and negotiate with nurses, other health care providers, religious congregations, and community agencies to promote, maintain, or restore health and evaluate nursing care outcomes.
  • Incorporate relevant, contemporary technology to promote effective health and function of clients, employers, communities, self, and the profession.
  • Engage in continued learning and development to improve the quality of professional and personal competence and accountability.
  • Engage in activities to promote respectful citizenship, Christian values, and the positive health and well-being for clients by advocating for them and allocating and managing physical, fiscal, and human resources.