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College of Nursing

East Tennessee State University

Providing a Higher Degree of Care

 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

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Ranked 28th in Best Online Nursing Degree Programs by US News & World Report in 2018

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 Ranked as the 5th most affordable nursing degree in the state of Tennessee


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 will be accepted until August 15, 2017

Tlogohe Baccalaureate degree in nursing program and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at East Tennessee State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC  20001, 202-887-6791 (


acen logoThe ACEN Board of Commissioners has granted continuing accreditation status to the MSN program, including post-master's certification options.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

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, (NCLEX)-RN is the nationally recognized exam for the licensing of Registered Nurses. After graduation from ETSU College of Nursing one takes the NCLEX-RN and upon successful completion receives his/her Registered Nurse licensure.

NCLEX-RN First-Attempt Pass Rates:  
2016-2017 = 95.0%




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