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Mission Statement

The School of Nursing is a dynamic force in providing quality nursing education and excellence by actively engaging students, faculty and staff through respectful partnerships; fostering integrity; embracing diversity and inclusion; inspiring positive change and providing nursing leadership for the future of person-centered healthcare.   More →


RN-BSN Gateway Ranked #2

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The 100% online RN-BSN Gateway program has been ranked #2 in Tennessee by  Pictured above are the newest Gateway students, our 18th cohort of registered nurses working toward Bachelor's degrees. Congratulations to them on beginning this journey and to the faculty and staff who make this program one of the very best. 

 100% Pass NCLEX!

All December 2018 BSN graduates passed NCLEX on their first attempt.  Overall for the year 2018, the School's first-time pass-rate was 98.7 percent.  Since 2007, the average percentage of UTC students passing the test on first try has been 95 percent, well above the state average. More →

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Nominations Open

Preparations for Nightingala, our celebration of Nursing alumni on November 8, are underway, We need your help with nominations for Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Clinical Partner. See the Nightingala 2019 website for more information.

The deadline for nominations is September 30.  Thanks for your assistance!

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The Power of We

BSN student Chyna Germany is one of three recipients of the $10,000 Power of We Scholarship awarded to minority college students studying for a career in healthcare in Tennessee. The scholarship is funded by the Bluecross Blueshield of Tennessee Health Foundation along with the NAHSE (National Association of Health Service Executives) Memphis Chapter.

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Welcome to New Faculty!

Please welcome a very strong and talented group of nurses who will be joining us as instructors and clinical faculty this fall! The group is pictured above during an orientation session in August.

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Poverty Simulation

On June 10, participants lined up to make difficult decisions about how to spend their limited time and resources at the Community Action Poverty Simulation, an interactive immersion experience dealing with the realities of poverty.

Sponsored by CANDL, the event included training for facilitators the following day.

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Project Bloom

Dr. Susan Davidson is helping to initiate Project Bloom, a new service partnership with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

Alyssa Melendez and Annah Hutchison of UTC Panhellenic brought donations of feminine hygiene products that RN-BSN Gateway students will distribute the during their Community Health clinicals. Thank you to all the ladies of Panhellenic!

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
As required by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the UTC School of Nursing is notifying our constituents of a scheduled on-site evaluation September 16-18, 2019. Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days (August 26, 2019) before the on-site evaluation. Please direct all comments which must be written in English to: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn:
Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001
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