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Welcome to ETSU's College of Nursing

Excellence Every Day in Nursing Education, Research, and Practice

The College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels and nationally recognized for its nurse-managed health centers, rural focus, interdisciplinary programs, and community partnerships.

A History of Achievement & Recognition

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Home to one of the largest Nursing Programs in the state of Tennessee

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Highly qualified Faculty serve our Students

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We operate 9 Nurse-Led Clinics in rural Northeast Tennessee

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Our flagship Johnson City Community Health Center received PCMH recognition from NCQA.

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Named as the 17th most affordable online Master's in Nursing Administration by

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Named as one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges in the nation for the Nurse Practitioner Degree Program by SR Education Group

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Named as a 2018 Top 100 DNP Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

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The only Graduate Online Nursing Degree Program ranked in the Top 100 in the State of Tennessee by US News & World Report in 2018



ETSU-TTU Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the new online/blended Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice Program to include the following concentrations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Executive Leadership

Applications for Fall 2017 admission to the ETSU-TTU Joint DNP Program and ETSU graduate programs (MSN, DNP, PhD) will be accepted until June 30, 2017

The Baccalaureate and DNP programs at East Tennessee State University's College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). (


acen logoThe MSN program (through TN eCampus) is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).The web address is:

Regulatory requirements governing student clinicals vary by state and are subject to change. Clinical placement outside of Tennessee is contingent upon approval by the appropriate regulatory bodies and will be evaluated on an individual basis upon admission to the program. Currently, placement in North Carolina and Virginia is allowed.


NCLEX-RN First-Attempt Pass Rates

The National Council Licensure Examination, is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.

NCLEX-RN First-Attempt Pass Rates for ETSU College of Nursing Students 2015 to 2016 is: 88.0%




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