Tennessee offers wide choices to nursing students with numerous nursing degree programs offered by the community colleges, technical and vocational colleges, nursing schools and teaching at hospitals. This state boasts of highest number of hospitals in cities, secondary cities and rural areas. There is huge demand for RN and LPN in these hospitals, offering ample career opportunities to the students. Even working nursing professionals get the options of advance studies for furthering their career for the betterment.
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, The University of Tennessee in Memphis, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City are some of the major colleges that offers degrees ranging from BSN to MSN, Doctoral, Nursing specialty and Ph.D. There are also a number of nursing schools throughout the state, providing entry level, LPN and BSN programs and masters programs online and campus based. Online degrees are suitable for the working nurses, nurses in rural areas and personnel willing for continuing education or opting for advance education.
In Tennessee, the nursing programs offered, should have accreditation through State or National approved National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Tennessee State Board of Nursing is must for all nursing degrees programs.
Tennessee Nursing Degree Programs (campus based and online)
- RN to BSN
- Accelerated BSN
- LPN to ADN
- LPN to BSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Post-Master’s Certificate
- Family Nursing Program
- Nursing, Nursing Admin
- Nursing Education,
- Second Degree BSN
- Direct Entry MSN
- PhD in Nursing
- Masters in Nursing,
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
These nursing degree programs also help a nursing student to sit for NCLEX examination for certification.
The students and working professional can also avail various scholarships, grants and financial assistance for their study or advanced education.