The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved a proposal for a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing program operated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing and the UT Southern Jeanette M. Travis School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The proposal was approved in August. The joint program will welcome its first class in Fall 2024 in Pulaski.
UT Southern in Giles County established a school of nursing in 2006. It offers the only Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the 13-county area of southern Middle Tennessee, where the school is located. Ten students graduated in the BSN program from UT Southern in 2023 achieving a 100% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate for the second consecutive year.
Students in the new program will complete their clinical hours at clinical sites currently used by UT Southern.
Applications for the Joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing are open in the Nursing CAS system on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing website.
The UTHSC College of Nursing has the most highly ranked Bachelor of Science program in Tennessee, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s list of undergraduate nursing programs in its Best Colleges 2024 list.