Department of Nursing
Dr. Mary Radford, Department Chair
136 Gooch Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
Dr. Nancy Warren, RN-BSN Option Coordinator
332A Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
Cell Phone: 731.612.2842
UT Martin- Parsons Center
535 Tennessee Ave. South
Parsons, TN 38363
Jeannie Walker, RN, MSN Coordinator
UT Martin - Ripley Center
315 South Washington
Ripley, TN 38063
Ethel Spivey, RN Coordinator
Welcome to the Department of Nursing
Located at UTM in 136 Gooch Hall, the department has 13 full-time faculty members and more than 400 declared Nursing Majors.
Nursing is a profession for individuals interested in a lifetime of challenge. As a critical part of the health care system, nurses use skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication to assist individuals, families, and groups in attaining and maintaining optimal levels of health. Nursing requires a genuine interest in people combined with the ability to incorporate knowledge from several disciplines and the physical stamina necessary to meet fast-paced demands. The wide variety of practice options including direct patient care, teaching, administration, research, case management, and marketing in hospital, community, education, government, industrial, and expanded practice settings allows great flexibility and mobility for graduates.
The department of Nursing at UT Martin has a proud and successful history in nursing education. The University offers West Tennessee's only basic baccalaureate program in nursing at a public institution outside of the Memphis area. Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is a four-year program which combines general education and nursing. Clinical nursing courses begin in the sophomore year. The program is open to all who satisfy the entrance requirements of the University and the department of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree by The University of Tennessee and becomes eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for licensure as a registered professional nurse.