136 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238






What is the NCLEX pass rate?

Academic Year

2016-2017 100%

2017-2018 100%

2018-2019 96.88%


How do I drop, add, or withdrawal from a course?

What is the latest date I can drop or add a class?

Will a course I’ve taken elsewhere transfer here?

Where are nursing clinical sites?

Clinical sites may include:

  • Tennova Hospital Martin
  • Tennova Hospital Regional Jackson
  • Jackson Madison County General Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital Union City
  • Henry County Medical Center
  • Spire Cane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Nursing Homes
  • Health Departments
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Community Outreach
  • Western Mental Health Institute
  • Lakehaven paris tn
  • JACOA Jackson tn
  • Generations Group Homes
  • Support Groups for A and D

When is the application deadline?

Click on the following link and follow which program you will be applying to: https://www.utm.edu/departments/nursing/nurs_apps.php


Who gets accepted into the nursing program?

Every applicant is awarded points based on overall GPA, pre-entrance exam scores, ACT composite score, prerequisite course grades*, grades of additional courses completed, written essay. Points are subtracted for repeating prerequisite courses. There is no minimum points accepted, number of students, or pre-entrance exam scores. Each student’s application will be evaluated.


TOEFL scores are required for non-native English speakers seeking admission to BSN Program or RN-BSN Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Applicants must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper test or 80 on the Internet-based test if their native language is not English. A minimum speaking score of 26 is also required. Official scores are required prior to admission and must be recent (within two years of admission to the nursing program). Without acceptable scores, there is no English language conditional admit available.


What are the prequisites for admission into nursing?

Prior to Fall 2019

Chemistry 121, Math 140, Micro 251, Psych 101, Zool 251

After Fall 2019

Math 140, Micro 251, Psych 101, Zool 251, Zool 352


Are there nursing scholarships?

Yes, scholarships are available after entry into the program.


What are the readmission rules?

See page 11-12 of the Student Handbook.


Do you have a LPN-RN program?

No. Once accepted into the nursing program, LPNs/LVNs may challenge Fundamentals I N212 and II N231 through examinations/skills evaluations. It will still take 3 years to complete the program.


Nursing at UTM

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 B.S.N. nursing curriculum is a four-year program which combines general education and nursing, with nursing content beginning in the sophomore year, and a RN-BSN option for registered nurses. Students majoring in B.S. Nursing take 71 semester hours of nursing courses and 52 semester hours of required and elective non-nursing courses. Upon successful completion of the B.S.N. program, the graduate is awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) by the University of Tennessee. Graduates with the B.S.N. degree demonstrate the competencies necessary for entry into nursing practice and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for licensure as a registered professional nurse. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program has full approval of the Tennessee Board of Nursing and full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.


A national need for professional nurses with a wide variety of practice options allows great flexibility and mobility for graduates. Graduates with a baccalaureate in nursing can choose from provision of direct patient care, teaching, administration, research, case management, and marketing positions in hospital, community, educational, military, government, industrial, and expanded-practice settings. Graduate degrees at the master's and doctoral levels allow greater specialization and further expand job opportunities.


Department Chair
Dr. Mary Radford
136 H Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238


Nursing Syllabi

136 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238