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UT Martin's Online RN-BSN option ranked top-10 nationally

05-25-2016


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MARTIN, Tenn. – College Values Online has ranked the University of Tennessee at Martin’s online RN-BSN nursing bridge program in the top-10 “best values” nationally. UT Martin is the only Tennessee program to make this list.

The RN-BSN bridge program is designed to help nurses who hold two-year RN degrees advance to their bachelor’s degree through completion of online coursework.

“This recognition is important because there's a large sector of registered nurses with diplomas and associate degrees who are seeking to pursue a BSN. The majority of them work full-time and need flexibility in course scheduling as well as individualized advising, which is what they get through UTM,” said Dr. Mary Radford, chair, UT Martin Department of Nursing. “Our program coordinators, Dr. Nancy Warren and Ethel Spivey, personalize plans of study for all RNs wishing to further their education at the baccalaureate level. This educational progression prepares them for leadership roles, as well as for possible graduate education.”

The ranking was determined by comparing program cost and graduation rate to that of comparable programs at other institutions.

“The field of modern medicine is expanding rapidly, which has created an enormous need for nurses in a variety of practice areas. Nurses with bachelor’s degrees are in a unique position to take advantage of these opportunities around the country, which makes the University of Tennessee at Martin’s online RN degree so attractive to practicing nurses today,” states the ranking page. “Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, UTM provides ample curricular and professional resources for nurses looking to advance in their careers.”

The complete top-10 list can be viewed at www.collegevaluesonline.com/rankings/online-rn-programs-best-values/.

For more information on the UT Martin Department of Nursing, contact Radford at 731-881-7140 or by email at marye@utm.edu.

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PHOTO ID: College Values Online has ranked the University of Tennessee at Martin’s online RN-BSN nursing bridge program in the top-10 “best values” nationally. UT Martin is the only Tennessee program to make this list. Pictured is UT Martin student Rhiannon Forrester, of Martin, a senior in the university's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.



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