Nurses are health care professionals whose work includes prevention of illness, promotion of good health, and care of the sick.  Nurses work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and with private practice physicians.

Nursing Programs at UTC

The UTC School of Nursing offers two tracks in the Undergraduate Program: the traditional BSN and RN to BSN (Gateway).  The MSN Graduate Program offers two Concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia. The post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a program of doctoral study for the nurse desiring specialty education in advanced levels of nursing practice. The School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Programs are fully accredited by state and national agencies.


UTC Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN)

The admission requirements for the undergraduate programs are completion of credit hours required for sophomore classification including the following prerequisite courses with no grade lower than a C and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale at UTC.  The science GPA must be 2.5 or higher and the first grade earned in a required science course will be used to compute the student’s science GPA.  Repeats with higher scores will not be averaged for admission consideration.

Course requirements:

  • Chemistry (CHEM 1110/1110L, 1120/1120L)
  • Biology (BIOL 1910/1910L, 2080/2080L, 2100/2100L)
  • English (ENGL 1010, 1020)
  • Psychology (PSY 1010)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 2260)

See the School of Nursing website for more information.


Masters of Science in Nursing Degrees (MSN)

Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program must meet the general UTC Graduate School requirements of graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 2.5 GPA.   Additional requirements must be met for the Nurse Anesthesia and Family Nurse Practitioner concentrations, including a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited program and a Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate nursing courses.  Information regarding the MSN programs and application process at UTC can be obtained at the UTC Nursing School website


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Applicants to the DNP must meet the general UTC Graduate School requirements of graduation from a regionally accredited college or university. The first candidates for the degree will be post-MSN students who have a MSN degree in administration, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, nurse midwife or clinical nurse specialist. Information regarding the DNP programs and application process at UTC can be obtained at the School of Nursing website.