The scroll reflects four years of nursing education and encourages continuing education. The lamp represents hope for those in need just as Florence Nightingale used it to search for ill and wounded soldiers. The caduceus which rests upon the "N" represents nurses' critical role within the health care system. The three C's symbolize the caring, compassion, and commitment of the nurse who assists individuals, families,and groups in maintaining optimal levels of health. The shield provides the basic foundation for strength and endurance necessary to work toward the common goal of wholistic nursing.
The baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Tennessee at Martin located in Martin, TN and also offered at the UTM Parsons Center in Parsons, TN is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is continuing accreditation.