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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Tennessee


Each year, roughly 4.2% of Tennessee students graduate with degrees in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 6,145 nurses graduate from Tennessee's 66 nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a nursing program is Vanderbilt University, which is located in Nashville. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. In 2010, Vanderbilt University graduated 341 students from its nursing program. The tuition rate at Vanderbilt University was $39,930 per year.

Milligan College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a nursing program. It is located in Milligan College. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Milligan College nursing program. Tuition at Milligan College was $23,520 per year.

Martin Methodist College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a nursing program. It is located in Pulaski. 7 students graduated with degree in nursing from Martin Methodist College in 2010. Tuition at Martin Methodist College was $19,518 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's nursing schools ranges from $39,930 per year to $3,073 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,190 per year. The Tennessee nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Belmont University - located in Nashville, students are charged $23,680 per year
  3. Milligan College - located in Milligan College, students are charged $23,520 per year

The nursing schools in Tennessee that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Columbia State Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $3,073 per year
  2. Cleveland State Community College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,101 per year
  3. Walters State Community College - located in Morristown, students are charged $3,101 per year

A nursing degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs nursing graduates in Tennessee pursue include licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. If you decide to work as a nurse in Tennessee, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 123,480 Tennessee nurse as of 2010. This number includes 61,890 registered nurses, 24,770 licensed practical nurses, and 170 family nurse practitioners. The following counties have the largest number of Tennessee nurses:

  1. Cannon County - 28,790 nurses
  2. Crittenden County - 26,060 nurses
  3. Anderson County - 16,360 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in Tennessee will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 146,690 nurses working in Tennessee. The greatest growth for nurse is predicted to be amongst Licensed Practical Nurses, who are expected to increase by 19% by 2018.

Salary

On average, nurses earn $51,920 per year. But, salaries for nurse can vary. In 2010, nurse made as little as less than $15,910 per year or as much as more than $136,390 per year in Tennessee. The counties in Tennessee with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Cannon County - $53,888 per year
  2. Crittenden County - $53,598 per year
  3. Christian County - $49,905 per year

The following counties in Tennessee have the lowest average salaries for nurse:

  1. Bradley County - $28,805 per year
  2. Chester County - $42,440 per year
  3. Bledsoe County - $43,388 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $79,040 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $61,750 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $60,480 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $36,040 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $22,290 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Tennessee and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Tennessee
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Tennessee
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Nursing in Tennessee

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,885 miles from location The University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 37.7035 42% 29,934
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
6,221 miles from location University of Memphis Memphis TN 60.1414 55% 21,424
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,227 miles from location Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis TN 14.7936 100% 13,016
6,046 miles from location Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 89.4282 41% 12,506
5,974 miles from location Tennessee Technological University Cookeville TN 30.1175 50% 10,847
5,959 miles from location The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 26.5907 42% 10,526
6,078 miles from location Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 23.2352 58% 10,188
5,956 miles from location Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga TN 8.14202 n/a 9,431
6,048 miles from location Tennessee State University Nashville TN 25.6895 43% 8,824
6,162 miles from location The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN 29.0387 52% 8,163
5,849 miles from location Walters State Community College Morristown TN 17.9546 100% 6,853
5,923 miles from location Roane State Community College Harriman TN 17.0634 79% 6,281
5,803 miles from location Northeast State Community College Blountville TN 17.2694 89% 6,270
6,062 miles from location Columbia State Community College Columbia TN 9.79381 n/a 5,581
6,046 miles from location Belmont University Nashville TN 32.452 40% 5,424
6,156 miles from location Jackson State Community College Jackson TN 11.5589 42% 5,109
6,016 miles from location Motlow State Community College Tullahoma TN 18.8406 100% 5,079
5,873 miles from location Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 22.2824 33% 3,948
6,161 miles from location Union University Jackson TN 31.802 42% 3,916
5,935 miles from location Cleveland State Community College Cleveland TN 13.0714 65% 3,615
6,046 miles from location Lipscomb University Nashville TN 29.1907 34% 3,413
6,191 miles from location Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg TN 13.7413 100% 3,395
6,142 miles from location Bethel University McKenzie TN 24.0655 60% 2,975
5,945 miles from location Southern Adventist University Collegedale TN 28.1437 56% 2,891
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
5,862 miles from location Carson-Newman College Jefferson City TN 26.138 23% 2,150
6,148 miles from location Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN 29.4285 64% 2,027
5,790 miles from location King College Bristol TN 25.809 36% 1,804
6,018 miles from location Cumberland University Lebanon TN 50.551 52% 1,355
5,796 miles from location Milligan College Milligan College TN 62.7493 50% 1,100
5,920 miles from location Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN 24.9638 43% 1,070
5,887 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville Knoxville TN 28.6057 n/a 1,055
6,226 miles from location Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis TN 20.1606 25% 1,021
6,057 miles from location Martin Methodist College Pulaski TN 61.8718 32% 1,001
5,891 miles from location South College Knoxville TN 17.765 100% 996
6,088 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald Hohenwald TN 28.1844 n/a 877
6,040 miles from location University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus Nashville TN 7.46838 n/a 873
6,049 miles from location Aquinas College Nashville TN 60.4923 43% 857
5,851 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown Morristown TN 29.7961 n/a 825
5,789 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton Elizabethton TN 27.8719 n/a 795
6,227 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis Memphis TN 22.0968 n/a 787
6,010 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville Hartsville TN 23.7514 n/a 748
6,079 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson Dickson TN 26.7533 n/a 650
6,047 miles from location Fisk University Nashville TN 25.7742 15% 650
6,049 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville Nashville TN 29.7471 n/a 644
5,965 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston Livingston TN 26.9149 n/a 608
6,023 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville Shelbyville TN 29.9003 n/a 580
6,164 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson Jackson TN 28.0493 n/a 537
6,141 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie McKenzie TN 30.4549 n/a 485
6,056 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski Pulaski TN 23.9666 n/a 460
5,947 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville Crossville TN 24.4497 n/a 451
5,916 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman Harriman TN 31.0297 n/a 405
6,024 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro Murfreesboro TN 32.0196 n/a 372
5,920 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida-Huntsville Huntsville TN 28.0966 n/a 366
6,130 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Crump Crump TN 25.8126 n/a 359
5,986 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville McMinnville TN 31.8239 n/a 314
6,206 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Covington Covington TN 28.0115 n/a 302
5,922 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Athens Athens TN 30.7859 n/a 285
6,130 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Paris Paris TN 32.4163 n/a 283
6,176 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Whiteville Whiteville TN 26.1354 n/a 266
5,902 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Jacksboro Jacksboro TN 24.7131 n/a 247
6,040 miles from location Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc Madison TN 0.0260568 n/a 218
6,198 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley Ripley TN 25.5716 n/a 211
6,184 miles from location Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern Newbern TN 29.2042 n/a 145
 

Curious what studying Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Tennessee

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 61,890 $60,480 18.8%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 30,580 $22,290 2.3%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 24,770 $36,040 14.9%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 6,070 $79,040 20.2%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 170 $61,750
 

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