College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is dedicated to the preparation of nurse leaders for excellence today and in the future. This mission is accomplished through the education of individuals for the delivery of patient care and the generation of knowledge essential for practice through research and clinical inquiry.

The College of Nursing is devoted to enhancing the quality of healthcare in our community and beyond. Toward that goal we are proud to offer our new BSN program and an exciting program for individuals with non-nursing baccalaureate degrees that awards a masters degree in nursing (MSN) with preparation as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) as a first degree in nursing.

Preparation for leadership as an advanced practice nurse occurs at the doctoral level where graduates earn a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree and are prepared to sit for advanced practice certification in their chosen specialty area. Preparation for leadership in the discovery of new knowledge occurs in the PhD program which prepares research scientists. Our programs use emerging technology to enhance access to our programs by providing course work that is convenient and timely for clinicians and students.