University of Tennessee at Martin Nursing School Review


The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin, UTM) was founded in 1900. It currently enrolls 8000 students. The school is home to UT Online, a program through the University of Tennessee that allows students to earn certain undergraduate and graduate degrees online.

UT Martin has several offsite locations that offer classes, including the Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and Selma Centers. It also has agreements with 12 universities in 7 countries, making it easy for interested students to participate in travel-study programs.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This program is for students wishing to enter the field of nursing. The BSN program is designed to take four years to complete. Students will spend their freshman year taking general education courses, and will begin nursing classes during their sophomore year.

Applicants that have completed all BSN freshman courses, or at least 33 credits, will be given priority for entrance into the program over other students. The freshman courses include Chemistry, College Algebra, General Bacteriology, General Psychology, English Composition, Communications, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Students will also need to complete a nursing pre-entrance exam, be certified in First Aid and CPR for Healthcare Providers, have at least a C in all required courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, have a negative drug screen, no felony record, and be up to date with immunizations.

Students that successfully finish this program graduate with a BSN degree, and are allowed to sit for the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure exam (NCLEX).

This program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

RN to BSN Option

This is online program is for students who have a current RN license and wish to complete their BSN degree. They must meet all admission requirements for UT Martin and for the Department of Nursing and submit documentation verifying their previous nursing education. Students will be asked to take skill evaluations and written exams to determine their level of nursing competency, so they may be placed in the program.

RNs must also complete the Transitions to Professional Nursing course, in place of the Acute and Chronic Care course. After completing the Transitions course and any challenge exams, students will be given credit for previous nursing coursework.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to BSN Option

This is for students who have a current LPN license and wish to complete their BSN degree. They must meet all admission requirements for UT Martin and for the Department of Nursing and submit documentation verifying their previous nursing education. Students will be asked to take skills evaluations and written exams to determine their level of nursing competency, so they may be placed in the program.

LPNs must successfully pass the challenge exams for Nursing Fundamentals I and II to enter the program with advanced placement.

Pi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

This is the UT Martin Nursing Honor Society, which is part of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. It recognizes superior achievement, leadership, professionalism, creative work, and commitment to the profession.

The Society votes on membership. Students become candidates for membership after they have completed half of the nursing classes in the BSN curriculum, demonstrated their nursing ability, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and rank in the top 35% of the class.

Contact:
University of Tennessee – Martin
554 University Street,
Martin, TN 38237

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