Milligan College (MC) is a Christian liberal arts institution. Founded in 1866, it is located in the Tri-Cities region of northeastern Tennessee. The school enrolls 1200 students and classes are usually around 10 to 15 students. Milligan has 30 majors to offer, and four master’s degree programs.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Students in the four year BSN program at Milligan will learn how to examine and treat patients, and educate them about health maintenance. They will have the opportunity to gain real world experience in major medical centers, smaller hospitals and clinics, and community health centers.
Students who successfully finish this program graduate with a BSN and are then eligible to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure exam (NCLEX). Students from Milligan have a near 100% pass rate on the exam.
To apply, students must first complete the Pre-Nursing courses, which include Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Immunology for Health Sciences, Speech Communication, Statistics, English Composition, and Developmental Psychology. Students will need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 overall, with at least a C in all science and nursing courses.
All students are required to be certified in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider course. Documentation of their certification must be kept on file with the Nursing Department.
The Milligan College BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Mobility Plan
This program is designed for LPNs who wish to advance their education, earn a BSN degree, and become an RN.
LPNs must meet the college admission criteria, show documentation of graduation from an accredited nursing program, have a current LPN license, and show proof of clinical nursing practice in the prior three years. Without the work experience, students will have to follow the traditional BSN program above.
Once the student has completed the Nursing Systems and Process: LPN Transition Course, they will be awarded credit for the Fundamentals of Nursing classes.
RN Mobility Plan
RNs that want to advance their education and earn a BSN degree may enroll in this program.
RNs must meet the college admission criteria, show documentation of graduation from an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program, have a current RN license, and show proof of clinical nursing practice in the prior three years.
Students that have documented work experience as an RN will receive credit for up to 43 credit hours of upper level nursing courses upon completion of the course Professional Nursing Systems: RN Transition Course and Clinical.
Students that don’t have documented work experience must take standardized tests to document nursing proficiency before they will be allowed to enroll in the course Professional Nursing Systems: RN Transition Course and Clinical. If they are unable to pass the tests, they will have to take the nursing courses associated with them.
The Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) Scholarship Program provides full tuition scholarships to qualified nursing students. This award is available during the junior and senior year of college. MSHA serves a four state area, and has 13 hospitals and 21 primary/preventive care centers.
Other Healthcare Related Programs
For interested students, Milligan College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences, which will prepare students to apply to a pharmacy college. The college also offers Pre-Professional programs to prepare students in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Optometry.
PO Box 500,
Milligan College, TN 37682