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School of Nursing

  • The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing offers a four-year program of study leading to a bachelor's of science in nursing or a master's of science in nursing degree.
  • The nursing program is housed in Bell Hall, which provides 65,000 square feet of space featuring state-of-the-art technology to prepare graduates for lifelong success as nursing leaders.
  • The university has a strong connection with Cookeville Regional Medical Center, located less than a mile from campus, to provide students with access for student clinicals and connections with nursing alumni.
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Well there are many things that sets our nursing school apart. For one, we have a whole team of excellent instructors with years of experience clinical and research-wise. Our school keeps us up to date on the latest evidence-based practice standards that's required to practice as a registered nurse and to pass our state boards.

And we have excellent clinical sites. We go to many hospitals around Tennessee. We get the opportunity to practice in multiple settings, all the way from newborn babies to the elderly. And we just get a ton of great experiences year round.

We have wonderful top -of the-line simulation labs and simulation equipment. Each year we get new equipment, which allows us to practice in the most realistic sense possible. You can do a four year program of study, which gives you your Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the end of the day.

We have multiple MSN programs here, which is Masters of Science in Nursing. It's a graduate degree in nursing and you can become a family nurse practitioner, a nurse educator, or even a nurse administrator. And we also have a brand new DNP option which is Doctor of Nursing Practice and that is an excellent new opportunity for our school.

I chose to come to Tennessee Tech for nursing because it just made sense to me. Everyone highly regards our school as just the top of the line, cream of the crop school if you're wanting to become a nurse. I just was blessed to be here and I just can't wait to go out and show the world what I learned at Tennessee Tech.