Creation of the Center
Housed at East Tennessee State University, the Appalachian Highlands Center for Nursing
Advancement was created in October 2021 thanks to a generous investment from Ballad
Health to create a center dedicated to bringing the region’s academic nursing, clinical
nursing, and school systems together in order to increase the pipeline of opportunity
and augment the supply of nurses and nursing support in the Appalachian Highlands.
The center will address increasing nurses at all levels such as the CNAs, LPNs and RNs.
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