Tennessee Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Tennessee

The nursing profession in Tennessee is booming and job opportunities are plentiful considering the national nursing shortage is in full swing and positions need to be occupied. By 2015, it is projected that only 62% of the nursing jobs in Tennessee will be filled. However, nurses looking for work will likely find it in Tennessee easier than in other states. For example, nurses with their associate’s degree are one and a half times more likely to secure a job as a licensed nurse practitioner or nursing assistant in Tennessee than anywhere else in the United States. Nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree will have an equally easy time obtaining a job in their field as the shortage is so steep. A few of the top employers in Tennessee include the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Johnson City Medical Center.

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About Tennessee

Tennessee has been prominent throughout United States history and is commonly referred to as “The Volunteer State” due to the state’s involvement in the War of 1812 and the Civil War, when the state supplied the largest amount of Confederate soldiers than any state as well as more Union soldiers than any Southern state. Tennessee also has a rich history in American music and is responsible for ministering the progression of rock n’ roll, blues, rockabilly and country genres. Memphis, the largest city in the state, is known for Beale Street, the birthplace of blues, as well as Sun Records, where the likes of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, among other legends, launched their careers. Nashville, the state’s capital, is home to the Grand Ole Opry, which made Tennessee the epicenter of country music in America. These two cities have several world renowned music museums as well as a plethora of other attractions to please music and art lovers alike. The rest of the state is filled with activities to satisfy any taste, such as exploring the Great Smoky Mountains or other national parks or trails, fishing, visiting national landmarks, the Tennessee Aquarium, and more.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

56,290

2020

69,010

$55,900

Avg. Salary

109

Number of nursing programs in state

122

Number of hospitals in state

53

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Tennessee

  • Marian University for Saint Thomas ABSN Program +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN Generic
      • Accelerated On-Campus BSN
      • Accelerated Online BSN
      • RN-to-BSN
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Belmont University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Four Year BSN
      • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • BSN to DNP for Family Nurse Practitioner
      • MSN to DNP
      • Master of Science for Family Nursing Practitioner
      • Post-Master's Option for Family Nursing Practitioner

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Cumberland University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN - BSN
      • LPN - BSN
      • Second Degree BSN

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • East Tennessee State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional 4-year BSN
      • LPN-BSN
      • RN-BSN
      • Accelerated Program
      • AAS/BSN Dual Degree
      • MSN
      • MSN-RODP
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Union University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional 4-year BSN
      • LPN-to-BSN
      • RN-to-BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Post Master's Certificate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Memphis +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • MSN
      • RN-BSN
      • RN-MSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE & NLNAC