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Potential students

  • Campus tour visits/appointments with potential and transfer students visiting the School of Nursing will be seen by the School of Nursing Academic Advisor, April Anderson, at (423) 425-4670 or

  • The School of Nursing will work with the UTC Admissions office to schedule monthly information sessions for prospective students.

Pre-Nursing Freshman

  • The University requires all freshman to be advised by the UTC Center for Academic Student Success (CASS).

  • Freshman pre-nursing majors advised by CASS will be assigned to the School of Nursing Academic Advisor for advisement after their freshman year is completed if they have a 2.75 GPA. Freshman pre-nursing majors with specific nursing related questions are welcome to schedule a time to meet with the School of Nursing Academic Advisor, April Anderson.

Pre-Nursing Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Post-Baccalaureate

Pre-nursing sophomore, junior, senior and post-baccalaureate students will be advised every fall for the entire academic year by the School of Nursing Academic Advisor. Students will develop a plan of study for applying to the School of Nursing. A copy of the students’ plan of study and CAPP will be kept on file in the School of Nursing advisement office.

Students in the Major

Students in the nursing major taking nursing coursework will be assigned to a nursing faculty member for advisement. Nursing faculty will be assigned 10-15 students in the major to mentor and advise on schedules and coursework for the next semester. Nursing faculty will also be responsible for setting up a plan of study for students to finish any general education requirements they may have left. Students will be assigned to the same faculty mentor throughout the nursing program, meeting at least once each semester.

Gateway Students

Individual appointments for planning and advising of Gateway RN-BSN students should be made with the Gateway Professional Advisor, Emily Martin,  (e-mail or call (423) 425-5624).


General questions about advisement? Email April Anderson or phone (423) 425-4670.