Trevecca Nazarene University Nursing School Review

Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) in Tennessee can trace its roots back to a Christian workers’ training class begun in 1901. What began as a small group grew until it became the Literary and Bible Training School for Christian Workers later that same year. In the next decade the school grew into Trevecca College, named after a school in Wales.

Trevecca moved to its present location in 1935, graduated its first four year class in 1942, and gained its present name in 1995. An official school of the Church of the Nazarene, Trevecca enrolls almost 2500 students each year and offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Trevecca belongs to the Partners of Nursing Consortium, located at Belmont University in Nashville. The Partners of Nursing Consortium was created to prepare nursing students to be able to provide care for patients in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Students wishing to earn their BSN degree will enroll in Trevecca, take their general education prerequisites, and apply to the nursing program. Those in the program take the curriculum outlined by Belmont’s Nursing Program, but graduate with a BSN from Trevecca.  Students will be required to complete a minimum of 131 semester hours to graduate, and will have to pass a comprehensive nursing exam during their last semester.

To be eligible to apply to the nursing program, students must first complete two semesters at Trevecca, or one if they are a transfer student. They must have an ACT score of at least 22, and have a GPA of at least 2.75 during their first two semesters of study. Students will also be interviewed.

Entry into the nursing program is highly competitive. Only 16 to 24 students are admitted each fall. Admittance to the University does not guarantee admittance to the nursing program.

The general education courses that must be completed before applying to the nursing program are Life Calling and Purpose, English Composition, Introduction to Biblical Faith, Principles of Biology, General Psychology, Introduction to Health and Wellness, Speech Communication, Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Social Work, Human Growth and Development, and Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking.

The Belmont University Partners in Nursing Consortium program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Other Healthcare Related Programs

Medical Technology

This program is a four year, Bachelor of Science degree that allows graduates to obtain National Certification as a registered Medical Technologist. Students will complete a three year course of study at Trevecca, take a 12 month internship at Vanderbilt, the affiliated school of Medical Technology, and then qualify for the National Registry.

This program requires a minimum of 135 semester hours to graduate, including the 36 semester hour internship during the final year of studies.

Health Information Technology

Trevecca offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Technology, through the Adult Degree-Completion program. This program is designed for working adults that already have at least 60 semester hours of University credit, and who are interested in a degree in the growing Health Information Technology field.

This program requires 40 semester hours to complete, and takes 15 months. It requires a combination of classroom, online, and project work.

Students that intend to take the RHIA certification exam will need to take additional training from other schools. The HIT program at Trevecca does not cover the area of coding and classification of data for reimbursement sufficiently for the exam.

Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210