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If you're ready to make a difference in your community, work in an exciting role in healthcare, and enter the job market quickly, then a career in nursing could be right for you.

Associate of Applied Science

The Nursing A.A.S. degree courses include didactic and clinical training that includes but is not limited to the fundamentals of nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing care of the adult in a medical-surgical setting and an intensive care unit, family nursing including care of children and expectant mothers, mental health nursing, and community health nursing.


Two years


About $10,000


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After Nashville State

At the conclusion of the program, you will be able to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After passing the NCLEX-RN exam you will be qualified to work as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings.


Tennessee requires licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse. All applicants for Tennessee licensure must pass the NCLEX-RN, in addition to other requirements. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to attain state licensure.


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Get the Best Education from an Accredited Program

Our nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Nashville State nursing program has full approval status by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Get an education certified by a nationally recognized organization.


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Jenny Heath

Secretary III

W-35, White Bridge Campus

Donna Whitehouse


Room W-70C, White Bridge Campus


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Beth Youngblood

Director of Nursing

Room W-72D, White Bridge Campus

Audrey Avery

Instructor, Nursing

W-72C, White Bridge Campus

Vickie Bissinger

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Room W-72E, White Bridge Campus

Courtney Foley

Instructor, Nursing

W-72A, White Bridge Campus

Molly Jensen

Nursing Instructor

W-72B, White Bridge Campus

Diane Leonard

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Room W-72F, White Bridge Campus

Laura Reid

Instructor, Nursing

Room W-72G, White Bridge Campus