A comprehensive listing of Tennessee nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as licensed practical nursing, RN associate's degree, and bachelor's degree. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Tennessee city.

Tennessee has a booming healthcare sector that employs more than 116,000 nurses. The state is home to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of the largest employers in the state, which contributes nearly $30 billion and 210,000 jobs to the local economy. Tennessee’s robust healthcare sector has created strong demand for qualified nurses who can keep up with rapid growth and an ever-changing healthcare landscape. With the right education and skills, you will have everything you need to compete.

Johnson City, Tennessee, is home to 2,700 registered nurses (RNs), 1,120 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 1,560 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Many of these healthcare professionals earned their diploma, certificate, or degree at a local college or university. The metropolitan area has several options, including East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Milligan College, and Tennessee College of Applied Technology’s Elizabethton campus.

Most master of science in nursing (MSN) degree programs are designed to prepare existing registered nurses (RNs) for specialized fields of nursing practice. Tennessee is home to at least 15 universities with MSN programs, collectively offering more than 30 such programs. Vanderbilt University is the most prolific, with a dozen MSN specializations including nursing administration, adult health nursing, family practice nursing, pediatric nursing, and critical care nursing.

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