Martin Methodist College Nursing Program Review

Martin Methodist College (MMC) was founded in 1870, and is associated with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. It was begun as a school for girls, and was transferred to the Methodist Church in 1908. In 1938 it became coed, and today the student body is almost equally male and female.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN program at Martin Methodist College is designed as a pre-licensure program for students who are seeking a career in nursing. Students will take this full time program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree, as well as be allowed to sit for the licensing exam (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RNs). Graduates of this program have a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX.

The nursing program is five semesters long and takes two years, including the summer between the junior and senior years.

There are 24 slots in the nursing program each year. Students must take their prerequisite courses during their first two years at the college before they may apply to the program. The prerequisites for the nursing program are English, Psychology, Life Span, Statistics, Chemistry, Sociology, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and must have earned at least a C grade in all courses. They must also take the TEAS V exam, submit their ACT scores, and transcripts from all prior college work.

Admission to this program is based on a point system, and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The nursing program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has the approval of the Tennessee State Board of Nursing.


This program is for students who have graduated from an accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing program.

To apply, students must have a valid, unencumbered license as an RN, and must be employed as an RN. If the student just graduated from their diploma or degree program and just obtained their license, the College will waive this requirement. They must also have a 2.75 GPA or better, and have finished all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Transcripts from all prior coursework must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

RN to BSN students must maintain a 2.75 GPA. If their GPA falls below that level after finishing 9 credit hours, or if they earn a grade below C in any nursing course, they will be dismissed from the program.

Transfer/International Students

Students who wish transfer from another nursing program must meet the college admission criteria, must have earned a C grade or better in all nursing courses, be in good academic standing, and provide letters of reference from a nursing faculty member that taught the student, and from the dean of their former nursing program.

International students must also pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Re-Admission to the Program

Re-admission to the nursing program is not guaranteed to any student. Students seeking re-admission must re-apply for the following academic year, must meet the minimum GPA required by the Division of Nursing, and will have to meet the graduation requirements in effect at the time they are re-admitted.

Martin Methodist College
433 West Madison Street
, TN 38478